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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.

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Busy sisters learn of the wonderful story of Matariki and how whizzy, zippy, zig zagging sisters can work together to complete very important tasks. Kete Kōr...

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Matariki - the Māori New Year | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Night Sky Activities for Preschool: Stretchy Night Sky Playdough

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

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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.

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Wallpaper to download for Maori language week. Matariki Matariki, Tupu-ā-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Waipuna-ā-rangi, Ururangi. Matariki is the mother surrounded by her six daughters, Tupu-ā-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Waipuna-ā-rangi and Ururangi. Return to your ancestral mountains so that you may be cleansed by the winds of Tāwhirimātea.

An easy Matariki craft - great for junior classes. Children complete a simple weaving activity and then glue on stars in the shape of the Matariki Constellation.