Each child acted as one family in the clan, and selected an animal spirit to represent them. In Native American culture, an animal can symbolize a quality or way of life. All clan members reviewed paper sculpture skills and began the creative process of designing their animal. http://hative.com/cool-totem-pole-craft-projects-for-kids/

Cool Totem Pole Craft Projects For Kids

Colorful totem poles are fascinating symbols of Native American cultures. Take a look at these Totem Pole Craft Projects For Kids, which can be made from recycled material such as plastic bottles, tin cans or egg cartons.

Springston Te Reo : Teaching Resources

Found online 2017 when working on easy ways to be culturally responsive in the classroom. Easy visual to give to teachers as a starting point for novices.

More great art ideas for Matariki...! ~ Matariki stars

Get tamariki to colour in some thin triangles then cut them out and glue them together on black card to form star banner :)

New Zealand Colouring Map

New Zealand Colouring Map Print this fun colouring map of New Zealand's islands with landmarks, animals and birds marked on it.

Looking for an easy to use Matariki resource? Looking for a range of easy to use Matariki activities for New Zealand primary students? Have a look here:3 Reading comprehensions Suitable for independent reading for Gold readers plus or suitable for shared reading.Songs Twinkle, twinkle little star in Maori and nga Whetu o Matariki , a song about the names of the Maori stars.

Matariki activities, reading, printables

Songs Twinkle, twinkle little star in Maori and nga Whetu o Matariki , a song about the names of the Maori stars.

Explore the traditional Maori culture of New Zealand. Then create a bird kite that really flies.

Explore the traditional Maori culture of New Zealand. Then create a bird kite that really flies. (could be Canadian first nations as well with a tribe symbol)

koru art - Google Search

Koru Contrast Canvas Print by Roseanne Jones. All canvas prints are professionally printed, assembled, and shipped within 3 - 4 business days and delivered ready-to-hang on your wall. Choose from multiple print sizes, border colors, and canvas materials.

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