Matariki-star weaving - would make a nice gift for Eid - or perhaps a great Eid Craft Party Idea!

Matariki-star weaving - would make a nice gift for Eid - or perhaps a great Eid Craft Party Idea!

Learning About the Stars Our first week of the space theme covered: stars sun moon astronomer clouds We made our own stargazer telescopes so we could pretend to be an astronomer. We used blue paint with a little silver glitter paint to paint a cardboard roll. Then we added sparkly star stickers. We learned about...Read More »

Learning About the Stars

Learning About the Stars Our first week of the space theme covered: stars sun moon astronomer clouds We made our own stargazer telescopes so we could pretend to be an astronomer. We used blue paint with a little silver glitter paint to paint a cardboard roll. Then we added sparkly star stickers. We learned about...Read More »

DIY 5 String Art Stars’ Tutorials and Templates from By Blikfang here.

DIY 5 String Art Stars’ Tutorials and Templates from By Blikfang here.

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.

lemon star cookies for matariki

Summer lemon star cookies and a winner

lemon star cookies for matariki

Introducing..used for this classes pepeha, greeting used when meeting people for first time.

Introducing..used for this classes pepeha, greeting used when meeting people for first time.


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You could do this with seven stars and arrange them like the Matariki cluster

You could do this with seven stars and arrange them like the Matariki cluster

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

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

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 …

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 …

Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/

Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/

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