During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year.  In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven members of this star whānau, from the …

Ko te whānau o Matariki: Matariki Education Resource 2015 – Part 1 © Te Papa

Make this gorgeous galaxy oobleck with just a few ingredients and keep your kiddos mesmerized through simple sensory play!

Sensory Activities for Kids: Galaxy Oobleck

Sensory Activities for Kids: Galaxy Oobleck - Twodaloo. Use this for a night sky story time. Make in advance, and let kids play with it.

A sparkly, fun science experiment for the kids - playful and hands-on learning. Perfect for a space theme, a night sky theme, or just because!

Fun Science Experiment with Fizzy Stars

Get the kids ooohing and aaaahing over this simple, fun science experiment! Make fizzy stars together, then watch them fizz, shimmer, and sparkle!

watercolor constellations activity to learn about the stars, go along activity for Follow the Drinking Gourd

watercolor constellations activity to learn about the stars, go along activity for Follow the Drinking Gourd

Galactic Starveyors Telescope Craft tutorial and other Alternative Craft Ideas. http://rebeccaautry.com/lifeway-galactic-starveyors-vbs-2017-alternative-craft-ideas/

Lifeway Galactic Starveyors VBS 2017 Alternative Craft Ideas

These ideas are easy and inexpensive and great for any size church.

A NEW play recipe:  Magic Foaming Stars.  Add them to your shallow tray and watch as they shoot out rays of colored foam.  Search through the mound of puffy ice cold foam produced to find the treasures once hidden inside.  From Fun at Home with Kids

A NEW play recipe: Magic Foaming Treasure Stars. Add them to your shallow tray and watch as they shoot out rays of colored foam. Search through the mound of puffy ice cold foam produced to find the treasures once hidden inside. From Fun at Home with Kids

The Eco Gardener: Matariki Biscuits

Matariki Biscuits straight out of the oven None of the ingredients in the batch of Matariki Biscuits I baked last Friday were avai.

We had fun with colored shaving cream and colored ice during our Blue week in the Color of the Week Exploration Series ! Th...

Play Create Explore: Shaving Cream and Ice Messy Sensory Play


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