Common Maori Classroom Phrases Charts
23 common commands and 6 common questions are listed on this fantastic chart in both Te Reo and English. Ideal for introducing everyday Maori language into classrooms
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With sticks from the garden and scraps of yarn, kids can make this colourful star-stick mobile to hang from your porch, patio or a tree in your backyard.
This week for Camp Fire we are looking at textile arts and trying our hands at a few projects that fall under this category. I hosted a small weaving project with our troop. It is a very simple project requiring very little in materials yet a great little project that is easy, colorful and as Holly has informed me - a bit addictive! She did one yesterday at our Camp Fire meeting and then came home to make one more and this morning asked to make even another. It is artistic, requires focus…
Or own wharenui. Each picture on the maihi represents something important to one student or the clad just add the carvings on a meeting house might depict something about the hapu of that marae. On the amo are images of legends that resonate with the class.
Bone Carving Necklaces Craft
Kids can have a go at making these stunning pretend bone carving necklaces traditionally worn by Maoris in New Zealand and very popular today around the world. We have three designs to make.
Last year a good friend asked me if I had heard that two new whetū in the Matariki cluster, had been named (Pōhutukawa and Hiwaiterangi). She was a tauira at Te Wananga o Aotearoa and had the privilege of listening to a tohunga kōkōrangi (astronomer) who has been studying celestial bodies for 20 years and made this discovery through whānau manuscripts and rangahau. When he delved a little further he found that most of the books written about Matariki, based on the 7 whetū, are versions…
Homemade Girl’s Piupiu Skirt
I am a bit behind on my blogging and have so many little things to show but haven’t had the time to blog. This month I am part of the Multicultural Fair at the elementary school. We basical…
Maori Gift Box
Maori Gift Box made from a funky template at Stampington. Just too cute - had to have a go with it. * Fold along the dotted lines * Cut out the notches * Grab the two rounded pieces and slot the notches over * Lightly bend the piece into shape Too much! Kowhaiwhai design in red on opposite sides and a wee marae on the others. Matching tags, tiny gift cards. Password is 'gift' Maori Gift Box Enjoy :)