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.

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.

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!

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

Greedy Pig Dice Game

Activity:  To play this game you need an ordinary 6-sided die. Each turn of the game consists of one or more rolls of the die.  You keep rolling until you decide to stop, or until you roll a 1.  You may choose to stop at any time. If you roll a 1, your score for […]

Māori Greetings and Sign-Offs

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) has compiled this useful list of Māori greetings and sign-offs to use in emails or letters.

Literacy Lap – Group Planning

I created literacy lap to allow children to self-determine where they are on their learning journey. I printed their names and allowed each to stick their name on a,b,c,d,e. If the focus topic was narrative writing, ‘a’ would be “I have no idea what a narrative is” through to ‘e’ being that they are competent […]

Maths Mountain

I created maths mountain to allow children to self-determine where they are on their learning journey. I printed their names and allowed each to stick their name on a,b,c,d,e. If the focus topic was level 3 multiplication, ‘a’ would be “I have no idea what multiplication is” through to ‘e’ being that they are able […]