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Matariki

Ideas to support celebrations and learning at this special time of year.
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If you follow me then you will know that I LOVE STORY BASKETS!  Here is one will a new resource I created for Matariki. It will feature in many stories and play.    #culturethroughplay #handsonlearning #storybasket #earlychildhood #preschool #kindergarten #matariki
Creative interpretation of a traditional Maori kite - Te Manu Tukutuku. Rose (aged 12).

Kites - manu tukutuku

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This little hack helps my memory for the names of th stars and their placement. easy storage and ready for waiata or stories.  #matariki #culturethroughplay #earlymaths #earlyliteracy #earlychildhood #preschool #kindergarten
I have been collecting whetū  since last Matariki and will try them in a variety of sensory and messy play experiences.  The cloud dough did not got to plan! Very sticky and not at all black but will try again.  #matariki #matariki2019 #sensoryplay #earlymaths #preschool #earlychildhood #kindergarten #culturethrougplay
#manualidades #infantiles

whetū

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Little Kiwi's Matariki is a book all about sharing and celebrating Matariki. We started by reading the book and I then set up an invitation to retell the story. Frames and loose parts are popular at the moment and perfect for storytelling and ephemeral art. Ephemeral Art, Retelling, Remembrance, Storytelling, The Help, The Book, Frames, Presents, Loose
Matariki storytelling with frames
Little Kiwi's Matariki is a book all about sharing and celebrating Matariki. We started by reading the book and I then set up an invitation to retell the story. Frames and loose parts are popular at the moment and perfect for storytelling and ephemeral art.
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This is why I teach .ec
Rather than a mud kitchen I set up a tuff tray for a boil up ( a traditional meal for Maaori) as a way to celebtare matariki. Tip when using a book and water to put it in a zip lock bag to protect it. Traditional, Kitchen, Water, Mud, Play, Diy, Pre School, Summer, Tray
Celebrating Matariki with play
Rather than a mud kitchen I set up a tuff tray for a boil up ( a traditional meal for Maaori) as a way to celebtare matariki. Tip when using a book and water to put it in a zip lock bag to protect it.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
The lightpad is a fabulous way to bring storytelling to life. During matariki it is darker and the lightpad offers light and play opporotunties for yound children. Loose parts and resources to make kites were provided for this storytelling invitation. Kites, Resources, Fabulous
Illuminating a story
The lightpad is a fabulous way to bring storytelling to life. During matariki it is darker and the lightpad offers light and play opporotunties for yound children. Loose parts and resources to make kites were provided for this storytelling invitation.
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This is why I teach .ec
What better way to retell a story about stars than on a lightpad! With loose parts, translucent treasures and 9 wooden stars the children retold the book the stolen stars of Matariki. Wooden Stars, Treasures, Parts
Matariki on a lightpad.
What better way to retell a story about stars than on a lightpad! With loose parts, translucent treasures and 9 wooden stars the children retold the book the stolen stars of Matariki.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
Using My Matariki Stories (Aku Paki Matariki) a kete with 3 stories (6 books) in English and te reo Māori that celebrate Matariki I invited children to tell the stories with frames, loose parts and a lightpad. The language and sharing is a great way to celebrate. Kite, Language, English
3 Matariki books retold with frames, loose parts & a lightpad
Using My Matariki Stories (Aku Paki Matariki) a kete with 3 stories (6 books) in English and te reo Māori that celebrate Matariki I invited children to tell the stories with frames, loose parts and a lightpad. The language and sharing is a great way to celebrate.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
My Matariki Stories (Aku Paki Matariki)a kete with 3 stories (6 books) in English and te reo Māori that celebrate Matariki will be my main resources in 2023. We started by reading the books and I am setting up invitations to retell the stories. Frames and loose parts are popular at the moment and perfect for storytelling Public Holidays, Early Childhood, In This Moment
Matariki in 2023
My Matariki Stories (Aku Paki Matariki)a kete with 3 stories (6 books) in English and te reo Māori that celebrate Matariki will be my main resources in 2023. We started by reading the books and I am setting up invitations to retell the stories. Frames and loose parts are popular at the moment and perfect for storytelling
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
I see a suitcase like a large basket for storytelling or small world play. I have used it to support Matariki and one possible story to expalin why there are nine stars of Matariki. Small World Play, Wooden Pegs, Large Baskets, Peg Dolls, Sensory Play, Twinkle Twinkle
The stolen stars of Matariki in a story suitcase.
I see a suitcase like a large basket for storytelling or small world play. I have used it to support Matariki and one possible story to expalin why there are nine stars of Matariki.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
This story is one way to bridge the difference between 7 and 9 stars of Matariki. I have put together a story basket with new wooden stars for 2022. Lunar Calendar, Thing 1 Thing 2
The stolen stars of Matariki in a story basket
This story is one way to bridge the difference between 7 and 9 stars of Matariki. I have put together a story basket with new wooden stars for 2022.
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This is why I teach .ec
I use books, waiata, story baskets, story suitcases, storry stones and small world play to bring children toehter to celebrate Matariki. Used Books, Relationship, Bring It On, Teaching
Bringing children together to celebrate Matariki.
I use books, waiata, story baskets, story suitcases, storry stones and small world play to bring children toehter to celebrate Matariki.
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This is why I teach .ec
Matriki brings us together to look to the past, present and future. This year it will be a public holiday for all to celebrate. I share NEW resources and how to use them in story baskets, story suitcases and small world play. The Past, Suitcases, Supportive
Matariki for ALL in 2022
Matriki brings us together to look to the past, present and future. This year it will be a public holiday for all to celebrate. I share NEW resources and how to use them in story baskets, story suitcases and small world play.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
The Matariki stars were brough to life with a little magic (shining a torch to see one of the 9 appear). A simple resource that brough so much joy to the children. Brough, Adaptations, Christmas Decorations, Magic, Joy, Stars, Learning, Children, Simple
Magic Matariki stars
The Matariki stars were brough to life with a little magic (shining a torch to see one of the 9 appear). A simple resource that brough so much joy to the children.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
Oral story telling is how indigenous cultures passed down how to navigate life, the sea and is a traditional way of teaching and learning. This story basket can be used with or without a book to share tikanga and Kaitiakitanga. Story stones, peg doll, DIY tree from a branch and a felt waka and leaves bring the story to life. Insects, Bird, Kids
Rata & the waka story basket
Oral story telling is how indigenous cultures passed down how to navigate life, the sea and is a traditional way of teaching and learning. This story basket can be used with or without a book to share tikanga and Kaitiakitanga. Story stones, peg doll, DIY tree from a branch and a felt waka and leaves bring the story to life.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
Celebrate Matariki with kiwi through hands on play in a story basket. Native birds and story spoons are perfect for little hands. Preschool At Home, Preschool Kindergarten, Weather Song, Treasure Basket, Fantasy Play, Book Baskets, Book Corners, Hands On Learning, Early Childhood Education
Bring a book to life for Matariki
Celebrate Matariki with kiwi through hands on play in a story basket. Native birds and story spoons are perfect for little hands.
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This is why I teach .ec
This book and song is beautiful, Tāwhirimātea A Song for Matariki. The story spoons are used by the children to sway to the music and lyrics. They can be used any many whakapapa narratives or as weather spoons. Te Reo Maori Resources Teaching, Maori Words, Table Set Up, Diy Pattern
Celebrating Matariki with a story basket
This book and song is beautiful, Tāwhirimātea A Song for Matariki. The story spoons are used by the children to sway to the music and lyrics. They can be used any many whakapapa narratives or as weather spoons.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec
Matariki has many stories that have been handed down and told. Hearing other perspectives and being able to re tell them are two of the things I LOVE about story baskets. Puanga is another star cluster that Māori look to for the start of a new year. This book explains why. Cultural Artifact, Star Cluster, Play Based Learning, Dramatic Play, Previous Year, Early Years
Understanding culture through books and play
Matariki has many stories that have been handed down and told. Hearing other perspectives and being able to re tell them are two of the things I LOVE about story baskets. Puanga is another star cluster that Māori look to for the start of a new year. This book explains why.
This is why I teach .ec
This is why I teach .ec