Growing a STEM Classroom: Monsters Under Bridges ~ Perfect Picture Book for STEM Activities

Monsters Under Bridges: Pacific Northwest Edition Children's Book by Jolby & Friends and Rachel Roellke Coddington

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions Link with "The Little Fishes" legend -

.: Matariki Fact Recall

We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades.

Make constellations in a tube. I actually do this a lot when we have a spare tube for my kids and for my former daycare I would take dark construction paper scraps and just put it around roughly flat and use a pin to push in the outline of whatever the kids wanted...Great reward. They love it. Or you can, as I did for the older kids, let them select the constellation and I would punch it in. Great cheap activity to WOW any child.

"Constellation Viewer-no flashlight needed! ( Koenig finds the niftiest stuff)" --incorporate with a presentation by astronomy group (if willing)

Matariki Ready to Read Book

Matariki is a Ready to Read book at Gold level. This book tells us about Matariki and its importance to those of us living in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Matariki Activity for junior classrooms - doubles as a craft activity too!

Matariki Scavenger Hunt - Lower Primary

Push Light Planets | Activities For Children | Paint Play, Rainy Day Play, Theme-based play | Play At Home Mom

Play At Home Mom LLC: Push Light Planets I'm totally doing this! We need to revisit our solar system theme anyway.

Constellation Viewer

Space Theme

"Constellation viewers"--poke holes in black paper, hold up to light and looks like stars!