Mountain Pygmy Possum activities

Foster your child’s love of wildlife through connection with the wonders of their natural world.

Learn about the Mountain Pygmy Possum, through story telling, craft and play.

Story time

Our feature story this term is Pippa the Mountain Pygmy Possum by Kate Rijs. Run, Pippa, run!

Winter will soon be here in the Mountains. Pippa the Mountain Pygmy-possum gathers food to prepare for her long winter’s sleep. Will her favourite food the Bogong Moth be there when she wakes up? 



Make a Bogong Moth mobile that will flutter in the wind, you could hang it above your bed as a reminder to turn off lights at night. These moths are such an important food source for Mountain Pygmy Possums, in the story Pippa was waiting for the moths to return to fill her hungry belly. We can help the Mountain Pygmy possum by turning off our outdoor lights starting September 1st. Find out more here


Bogong moth activity page



If you enjoyed making the mobile, try this Bogong Moth nature activity next! 

Nature play

Learn more about your local wild areas through play in nature. Can you make a cosy Mountain Pygmy-Possum nest or cubby? You will find some instructions below. 


mountain pygmy possum nest cubby



Looking for more nature play? See if you can find and identify marsupial poo on a bushwalk at your nearest State Forest or National Park. 


Marsupial crafts!

Create your own Tassie Devil puppet or whip up something delicious in the kitchen with our Wombat Poo Slice recipe.