Starry, Starry Day Constellation Keychain Activity Kit
Over the years, Nature-Watch has found many creative ways to help instructors teach children about nature... and this one is no exception! How do you educate children about constellations during daylight hours? Here's how! We have created and professionally die-cut cardboard medallions with holes to represent each individual star in a constellation. When light shines through the medallion, the image of the constellation appears. This can be done indoors using a single bulb flashlight to make…
Constellation Craft & More - No Time For Flash Cards
This is a wonderful activity for preschoolers interested in constellations and space. When I did this activity with my PreK class most of the children chose to make multiple constellations. For a special treat use glow in the dark stars! Gather your materials. You need black or dark blue paper, some white or yellow chalk […]
Twig Star Ornaments for Kids to Make - Happy Hooligans
Looking for an easy Christmas craft for kids? These twig and raffia star ornaments are gorgeous. All you need is a glue gun, raffia and twigs!
How to make a manu taratahi
Follow these instructions to make a triangular child’s kite: Figure 1: Lay the feathered toetoe stalks on top of the unfeathered stalk as shown. Bind the stalks together with string. Figure 2: Lace together dry raupō leaves in groups of six. Start at the wide ...
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…
Matariki Activities Pack
Let us save you time this Matariki with our Matariki Activity Pack to celebrate the Māori New Year. This NZ (New Zealand) Activity Pack features 15 Print and Go Matariki Themed Resources. Just choose which resources you would like to use and print them out! Perfect to use in the classroom, as an early finisher activity or for homework.
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Matariki Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions New Zealand
Three Year Five and Year Six fiction and non-fiction passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for guided reading in your classroom! Learn more about the history of Matariki, how Matariki is celebrated today, and a popular Māori myth based on the Matariki star cluster. Also includes activities for two popular Matariki books. #Matariki #Matariki Reading #MatarikiActivities