.: Matariki Fact Recall

We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades.

constellation sewing cards. S is for space

Stargazing With Kids – Free Fun Constellation Sewing Cards. Kids will have fun learning about their favorite stars and constellations with these fun sewing cards, also called lacing cards or lace-up cards.

Matariki Poster Teaching Resource

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

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Manu Tukutuku- Kites

Last year, all of the year five and six students made manu tukutuku to be shown at our annual Calf Club. The idea came from the book ‘Māori Art for Kids’ which you can find here.

Christchurch City Libraries Matariki for Kids resource page

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as Pleiades. The full name is “Ngā mata a te Ariki Tawhirimātea – the eyes of…


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