OK you guys, I think I've fallen in love with another kids activity. These crystal stars are awesome! Any activity where I get to make something beautiful from bright rainbow colours, and I'm totally on board!

How to Make Crystal Stars

Making these crystal stars at home is an easy-peasy, low cost science experiment which uses borax to grow crystal. This will love this fun DIY science experiment.

This is so cool. Make a perfect star with one cut. It also shows you how to make a star in the middle of a star.

Make a perfect star with one cut. It also shows you how to make a star in the middle of a star.

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 :)

Things in the Classroom: Ngā Taputapu o te Kopaako

Things in the Classroom: Ngā Taputapu o the Kopaako Rather than use it to teach children Maori, use it to tie Maori to English!

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Manu Tukutuku- Kites

Last year, all of the year five and six students made manu tukutuku to be shown at our annual Calf Club. The idea came from the book ‘Māori Art for Kids’ which you can find here.

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.

Galaxy Dough {Play Recipe}

Galaxy Dough {Play Recipe} (Growing A Jeweled Rose)

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!

Tirama Tirama Matariki - YouTube

Ko tenei tetahi o nga waiata i whakaako to matou akomanga ki te kura auraki. I tipu te whakaaro kia tapiri te waiata, me nga mahi a ringa ki to matou wharang.

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

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

Matariki recipes

My Family Food has quick, easy and affordable recipes using every day ingredients. There are also tips and ideas for giving your family food that’s good for them.

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