Matariki : Māori New Year

Matariki is a celebration of people,culture, language, spirituality and history. Matariki is marked when the constellation Pleiades appears in the night sky.
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use different colors for beginning of the year to make colorful shooting stars

T's First Grade Class: Veterans Day These first graders made these stars for their music program. They can be made with strips of construction paper or with ribbons.

Matariki

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

constellation sewing cards. S is for space

Stargazing With Kids – Free Fun Constellation Sewing Cards. Kids will have fun learning about their favorite stars and constellations with these fun sewing cards, also called lacing cards or lace-up cards.

GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!

GALAXY DOUGH: a super smooth, ultra sparkly, & REALLY stretchy play material for kids. This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is SO FUN! My kids played for hours!

Best Matariki books for Primary + FREE follow activity sheets! {Green Grubs Garden Club Blog}

I love having a positive and celebratory learning focus - especially in the middle of winter! Matariki has links to so many areas of the.

Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster and the season of its first rising in late May or early June, which is taken as the beginning of the Maori new year.  Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life. In the 21st century, observing Matariki has become popular again. Heaven-bound kites, hot-air balloons and fireworks help mark the occasion.

Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster and the season of its first…

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