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Native Australian Animals Chatterbox

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Do you remember creating your own origami ‘chatterboxes’ in school? Pinched onto the thumb and forefinger of each hand, you would open and close the chatterbox to find the answer to a question, depending on how the box opened and which fold were selected.

This native Australian animals chatterbox is all about our beloved native wildlife; mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians, with facts under each fold. You can easily create your chatterbox by downloading the sheet and following the folding steps. Click on the preview below to download your Native Australian Animals Chatterbox.

For a step-by-step visual on how to create the folds, plus more chatterbox ideas for hours of play, click here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.