Simple Matariki Wharenui

Shared by Susan Mackay Super easy Matariki art completed in 1.5 hours ✨Children were given instructions on drawing the Marae, own choice for patterns, vivid, dye, paint splatters and twink used for the Matariki stars.

Echo feat. Tasmin (Official Music Video- Matariki)

Shared by Anna Maria van Riel Here’s a song I wrote, sung by the gorgeous wee Tasmin. The intention was to create a storyline that connects children with their elders and of course, with Matariki. You can find the lyric video on my YouTube if you’d like to teach it to your tamariki.

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.

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!

Matariki Activity Pack

A wonderful assortment of Matariki related activities shared by Hinemoa from Top Teaching Tasks.

Matariki Flags

A massive thank you to The Te reo Māori Classroom for sharing these awesome Matariki flags. A great way to start preparing your class for Matariki!