MATARIKI - Wishing Star
A creative classroom activity for celebrating Matariki (the Māori New Year). Hiwa-i-te-rangi is one of the 9 stars in the Matariki star cluster. It is known as the 'wishing star'. This star has a connection to our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. The Process: 1. Draw pattern...
Stick-Star Garden Mobile - Fun & Easy Nature Craft for Kids
With sticks from the garden and scraps of yarn, kids can make this colourful star-stick mobile to hang from your porch, patio or a tree in your backyard.
Freebies a banner for home, school or office. Your whānau or learners can make their own pukapuka, decorate it and read it over and over again.
Two common types of greenstone tiki design
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Matariki - Maori New Year
By Jacqueline Gardner-Cook & Courtney Newman Two of our students created this display for Matariki, we love Jacqueline's painting! I attached some stars onto a boring black post and now we are ready to celebrate Maori New Year! If you don't know much about Matariki you can find some details here: Ko te whānau o Matariki: Matariki Education Resource - Te Papa: The Museum of New Zealand
6 Matariki Star Crafts
Today we have found 6 Matariki star crafts. Matariki also called the Pleiades is a group of stars which signals the Māori New Year which is commonly celebrated in New Zealand. The group of starts r…