How to Make Crystal Stars | Borax Crystal Ornaments
OK you guys, I think I've fallen in love with another kids activity. These crystal stars are awesome! Any activity where I get to make something beautiful from bright rainbow colours, and I'm totally on board!
This moon craft is great for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, or older kids. It's a great art extension during a space theme in the classroom.
To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.
Food karakia – A Maori prayer
Everyday just before eating our lunch a child shares a Food Karakia – a Maori prayer. The child shares each line and the rest of the class repeat it. After we’ve finished the Karakia we…
Green Grubs Garden Club
I love having a positive and celebratory learning focus - especially in the middle of winter! Matariki has links to so many areas of the curriculum and key competencies - science, art, myths and legends, gardening, healthy eating, goal setting and reflection to name just a few. I'm sure that most primary teachers will agree that the best way into most topics and inquiry is through a great book - so I've compiled a little list of my favourites! Most of these books come complete with several…