Name stones for the collage area to help tamariki recognise and copy their names. A Maori kōwhaiwhai pattern on the opposite side add interest and will help with early recognition. Ask the children to find their name for you everytime you write their names on to their art work.
Mihi and koru project. First develop mihi and publish on computer. Draw Koru, each steam indicates family larger ones parents smaller ones yourself and siblings. Fold and cut in thirds, pastels on top, warm and cold colours. Mid section shading with pencil. Bottom section collage with newspaper and newspaper the same colour as the inside of the koru in the top section. Am not responsible for this idea, borrowed from wonderful teachers at Tamatea Intermediate , thank you Mrs McPhee you rock!