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.
Make constellations in a tube. I actually do this a lot when we have a spare tube for my kids and for my former daycare I would take dark construction paper scraps and just put it around roughly flat and use a pin to push in the outline of whatever the kids wanted...Great reward. They love it. Or you can, as I did for the older kids, let them select the constellation and I would punch it in. Great cheap activity to WOW any child.
Looking for an easy to use Matariki resource? Looking for a range of easy to use Matariki activities for New Zealand primary students? Have a look here:3 Reading comprehensions Suitable for independent reading for Gold readers plus or suitable for shared reading.Songs Twinkle, twinkle little star in Maori and nga Whetu o Matariki , a song about the names of the Maori stars.