old school craft with a thousand color variations, so make more than one!

Ojo de Dios / God's Eye

This summer has been flying by! We haven't made much of a dent in our summer crafts list, I'm afraid. But there is still time! One craft I was dying to m

Free downloads te reo songs.

Aimed towards preschool/Junior school but could be used further up.

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 Maori Koru Art Lesson Plan: Multicultural Art and Craft Lessons for Kids: KinderArt ®

Maori Koru Art from Australia new unfurling fern frond symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Maori carving and tattoos.

Mihi and koru project. First develop mihi and publish on computer. Draw Koru, each steam indicates family larger ones parents smaller ones yourself and siblings. Fold and cut in thirds, pastels on top, warm and cold colours. Mid section shading with pencil. Bottom section collage with newspaper and newspaper the same colour as the inside of the koru in the top section. Am not responsible for this idea, borrowed from wonderful teachers at Tamatea Intermediate , thank you Mrs McPhee you rock!

Mihi and koru project. First develop mihi and publish on computer.

Topic worksheets | http://englishlanguage.org.nz/

There are a number of resources that have been developed to support and promote the Auahi Kore kaupapa.

Beautiful seascapes and an awesome new art teacher blog :) The Clever Feather

The Clever Feather: Seascapes- Grade Elementary art ideas for those who love art & children

Matariki classroom wall

Create a night sky with construction-paper stars. Westerville Public Library's 2012 Summer Reading Program asked participants to help them decorate their walls with stars to represent the hours that they read throughout the summer.

Create your own Constellation Maps for children to investigate the night sky when it's not visible with a simple shoe box design.

DIY Constellation Maps

5 Constellations Kids Should Know - use this fantastic free Constellations printable to help teach kids about the main constellations in the norther hemisphere