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I need to make a slew of these wood and paper stars tomorrow!!

Wood and Paper Stars

We’re always trying to think of ways to shade and catch the beautiful sunshine that streams directly through the Art Studio’s wall of south-facing windows in the cold months. Inspired by the array of twig stars I’ve seen on Pinterest, staff in the Art Studio helped me make these stained-glass-like stars and turn them into a happy window hanging.First, we made the stars’ forms

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 | Borax Crystal Ornaments

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!

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

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

DIY: How to make woven stars. Step by step guide. Written steps in the link!

How to make Origami Stars | The Craftables

DIY: How to make woven stars. Step by step guide. Written steps in the link!

Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.

Writing a Mihi

Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.

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Matariki star weaving at Hornby by Christchurch City Libraries, via Flickr

Matariki star weaving at Hornby

File Reference: 2007-06-Matariki-star-weaving-Hornby3 From the collection of Christchurch City Libraries

Matariki Poster Teaching Resource

Matariki Poster Teaching Resource | Teach Starter

A poster to display in your classroom during Matariki (Māori New Year).

To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.

To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.

From Te Papa - Matariki Education Resource - This unit of work aims to raise your students’ awareness of Matariki, a significant festival that is celebrated throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. It is designed for both Early Childhood and Primary learners, and has cross curricular links with the 5 strands of Te Whāriki, as well as Social Sciences, Science, Literacy, and Learning Languages areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Matariki classroom resources

Delve deeper into the meaning of Matariki through inspiring activities and lesson plans.

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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. Here's how we did it! You will need: Plastic bags Skewers String Feathers Coloured sharpies/vivids Scissors Masking tape Clear…

Maori Printables: Stationery

Maori Printables

Maori designs. Themed printable pages for scrapbooking, paper craft, arts and crafts projects

Matariki Resources Maori New Year

Matariki Resources Maori New Year

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

Lovingly handcrafting unique, creative & beautiful kiwi resources!

I love having a positive and celebratory learning focus - especially in the middle of winter! Matariki has links to so many areas of the curriculum and key competencies - science, art, myths and legends, gardening, healthy eating, goal setting and reflection to name just a few. I'm sure that most primary teachers will agree that the best way into most topics and inquiry is through a great book - so I've compiled a little list of my favourites! Most of these books come complete with several…