Natural Art

Credit to Michelle Moth Looking for a way to bring some nature into your classroom? This is a great way to teach children a technique, without restricting their creative expression. There are limitless ways that littles pieces of nature can be displayed using this method.

Matariki Marae Art

Credit to Jalah Davis for providing this awesome Matariki Marae idea. To complete this: Background:Step 1: Arrange star-shaped stickers on a piece of white paper. (Alternatively, you could blue tac on some small cardboard star shapes instead.)Step 2: Apply dark coloured paint with a sponge to create the night backdrop. Then lightly dab silver paint […]

Aroha’s Way Sharing Our Troubles Poster

Shared with love by the wonderful people behind Aroha’s Way – A Children’s Guide through Emotions. A truly beautiful book with a beautiful message and information for all tamariki.

Aroha’s Way Belly Breathing Poster

Shared with love by the wonderful people behind Aroha’s Way – A Children’s Guide through Emotions. A truly beautiful book with a beautiful message and information for all tamariki.

Epic Pixel Art Multiplication Challenge Maths Teaching Resource Worksheet

This is a massive pixel art worksheet that I’ve created to encourage students to engage with multiplication. From what I’ve experienced, the students are much more careful about getting the answer right as they don’t want to mess up their picture! This should be printed no smaller than A3, and you might need to help […]

Taniwha Art

Thanks to Tim Faville for sharing the prompts he used with the class, some of their planning and of course the final results!This artwork can be recreated with chalk, crayons and dye. Simply chalk the areas where you would like the dye to saturate and crayon everywhere else!

31 or None

Gratefully shared with permission from NZ Maths This activity is based on an ancient Chinese game in which players had to make given totals by using four single-digit numbers and the four operations. Thirty-one is a good target as there are many ways in which students can reach this score. Students could use a tally […]

Perspective Art

Scroll down for step-by-step instructions. Credit: Aaron Sargeant

Mana Māori

Year 5 & 6 Tauhara Primary School “Mana Maori” art inspired by Sandra Silberzweig. Mixed media – vivid, acrylic paint, pen paint, chalk pastel, nail polish, paua paper and tinfoil. Credit: Kristy Northcroft