Tiddalick the Frog Incursion

Our very popular TIDDALICK THE FROG Incursion, brings to life the Aboriginal Dream Time story of Tiddalick the Frog.

During this unique incursion preschool children will become local fauna; Emus, Frill Necked Lizards, Wombats, Koalas, Kangaroos, Cockatoos and Kookaburras.

Using performance, music and storytelling techniques the children will become part of the story and explore the importance of sharing water and resources.

Perfect for exploring; stories, aboriginal stories, NAIDOC Week Celebrations, water management, greed, sharing and drama.

Suitable for mature 3 year olds & older.

Addresses Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes.

children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying

“I have been using The Drama Toolbox incursion for 2 years now and they never fail to amaze us at the quality of their programs. The children are always engaged and eager to participate in their programs, and come away with a lot more knowledge about the topic they are exploring as part of the incursion.”

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Curriculum Suitability

Links to Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes

The “Tiddalick the Frog” incursion addresses the following Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes (Birth to 5 years):

Outcome 1: IDENTITY

Children have a strong sense of identity, when they:

  • cooperate and work collaboratively with others to make Tiddalick laugh and get their water back;
  • use role play to pretend to be Australian animals adopting their features, movement and habits eg jump like kangaroos; stretch their arms to make long emu necks.
  • express a range of emotions, thoughts and views eg. the animals are sad and worried when Tiddalick drinks all of their water and come up with ideas to get it back.

Outcome 2: COMMUNITY

Children are connected with and contribute to their world, when they:

  • use role play to broaden their understanding of Australian animals; their habitat, features, movement and survival instincts;
  • reenact the dreamtime story to explore and gain respect for the Aboriginal culture and their connection with the environment;
  • reflect on the story and recognise living thing’s dependence on water.

Outcome 3: WELLBEING

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, when they:

  • use storytelling and drama to make the discovery of the importance of water to the animal’s survival;
  • share humour as the animals try to make Tiddalick laugh;
  • use physical skills and activity to move like the animals, eg. jump like a kangaroo, waddle like a wombat;
  • respond through movement to traditional music and storytelling of the Aboriginal culture.

Outcome 4: LEARNING

Children are confident and involved learners, when they:

  • reflect on the story and recognize the importance of conserving natural resources;
  • use their imaginations and creativity to explore the Australian bush and its inhabitants.


Children are effective communicators, when they:

  • interact verbally and non-verbally to generate ideas to make Tiddalick laugh;
  • use drama, movement and storytelling to make meaning and learn that natural resources need to be conserved.