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.

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!

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

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!

Koru Family Trees

Koru family trees! We wrote our pepeha around the outside but I’ve edited them out here for privacy purposes.  Credit: Megan Gooding

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.

Matariki Stars

This involves having the children etch their design into a piece of craft foam, before using printer’s dye to make their print. Each piece of the star was then cut out with 7 put together to create these amazing Matariki stars.