Make this gorgeous stretchy and shiny playdough that looks just like a starry night sky- perfect for preschoolers!

Night Sky Activities for Preschool: Stretchy Night Sky Playdough

Stretchy Night Sky Playdough Recipe Make this gorgeous stretchy and shiny playdough that looks just like a starry night sky- perfect for preschoolers!

Kids Art Project - Q-Tip Star Art: A creative way for kids to paint with a q-tip. This also provides a fun fine motor experience for kids. What a fun way to paint!

22 indoor snow day activities - easy and fun!

Could be good for space week-- Kids Art Project - Q-Tip Star Art: A creative way for kids to paint with a q-tip. This also provides a fun fine motor experience for kids. What a fun way to paint!

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions Link with "The Little Fishes" legend - SJ1:3:1992

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions Link with "The Little Fishes" legend -

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.

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 :)

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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.

lemon star cookies for matariki

Summer lemon star cookies and a winner

Summer lemon star cookies very crunchy, crispy and light. These cookies are full of lemon flavor with rich buttery bite.

Did you know that the Matariki constellation is called ‘Subaru’ in Japan? Or that although we can normally only see 6-7 stars with the naked eye, there are actually over 400 included in the Matariki cluster? This 56 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions and learning about Matariki.  *Also included in this resource is a large wall display banner and a set of word wall cards.

Matariki {Let's celebrate Māori New Year!}

Did you know that the Matariki constellation is called ‘Subaru’ in Japan?

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!

Matariki Ready to Read Book

Matariki is a Ready to Read book at Gold level. This book tells us about Matariki and its importance to those of us living in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Matariki - YouTube

Matariki is a Ready to Read book at Gold level. This book tells us about Matariki and its importance to those of us living in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Adapt for matariki? Cool project from http://www.kiwicrate.com/projects/Salt-Art-Fireworks/2263: Salt Art Fireworks

My kids are fascinated by the sights and sounds of fireworks. This craft let them create their own fireworks using things from our own kitc.

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