tornado in a jar (hmm I might can use this in a Sunday school lessons about the storms of life :) might just keep this in mind lol)

Water, jar, dish soap= tornado in a jar. Pinner: Used a baby food jar and this didn't really work. Used a prego jar and filled with water to about an inch from the top and added a couple drops of dish soap. Fun to see the Tornado.

Origami Star - Start with any size square of midweight paper

Origami Star - Start with any size square of midweight paper ganz einfacher Fünfzack Stern in

Cloud in a Jar Water Cycle Demo - great for helping kids understand how clouds form and how the water cycle works

Cloud in a Jar Water Cycle Demo - this activity would be great for helping kids understand how clouds form and how the water cycle works. Students would get a visual representation of how the water cycle works, but on a smaller scale.

Weather Activities: experiments, crafts, writing, and more!

Weather Activities: experiments, crafts, writing, and more

Once rainy season begins, introduce Cloud Jars - a mason jar filled 2/3rds of the way with water with a shaving cream "cloud" on top. Have the children drop colored water "rain" on the cloud and watch as it falls in colored drops! What a fun process! Science, fine motor, cognitive dissonance... awesome!

Clouds in jars and on the table top too!

Once rainy season begins, introduce Cloud Jars - a mason jar filled of the way with water with a shaving cream "cloud" on top. Have the children drop colored water "rain" on the cloud and watch as it falls in colored drops

Christmas origami star, these would be great on a Christmas card

December ~ Advent ~ Week One: The Light of Crystal & Stone ~ Folding 5 Pointed Origami Star ~ Tutorial

From Te Papa - Matariki Education Resource - This unit of work aims to raise your students’ awareness of Matariki, a significant festival that is celebrated throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. It is designed for both Early Childhood and Primary learners, and has cross curricular links with the 5 strands of Te Whāriki, as well as Social Sciences, Science, Literacy, and Learning Languages areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.

This unit of work aims to raise your students’ awareness of Matariki, a significant festival that is celebrated throughout Aotearoa New Zeal.

Seven Stars of Matariki - YouTube Link, Toni Rolleston-Cummins reading 'The Seven Stars of Matariki.'

Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pub.

Origami Star | Worksheet | Education.com

Origami Star

Make your own origami star by cutting out the strip of paper and folding it according to the instructions and pictures provided.

Make it RAIN! Hot water in the jar, cold front "clouds" on top. It rains in the jar.

Making It Rain

Homeschooling science project: make it rain in a jar. great for teaching weather or water cycle. wonder what happens if you use salt water or put in a "pollutant"? Nature lore on weather

A monthly calendar based on tikanga Maori.  Months relate to Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Southern Hemisphere

A monthly calendar based on tikanga Maori. Months relate to Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Get some cheap plastic buckets at target $6.00 each, drill holes in the bottom and then fill with rocks at the bottom, fill with soil and plant your plants.

Get some cheap plastic buckets at target $6.00 each, drill holes in the bottom and then fill with rocks at the bottom, fill with soil and plant your plants.

From Te Ara - The maramataka is the traditional Māori calendar. Each year has 12 months based on the cycles of the moon. These lunar months begin and end when the moon is full, and last for about 30 days.

Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchery: Full Super Moon

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