Matariki Activity Book – printable download


Matariki Activity Book – printable download


Matariki Activity Booklet – for tamariki, their whānau and kaiako.

This downloadable, printable Matariki Activity Booklet is designed for tamariki, their whānau and kaiako (teachers); and is a great resource in a classroom or homeschool setting.

The Matariki themed activities invite us to be creative while we learn, with hope that it generates reverence for the season, honouring the essence of Matariki and it’s cultural traditions, while respectfully discovering ways to create personal and memorable celebrations.

This Matariki Activity Booklet is a digital resource for you to download and print. It is designed to:

  • Introduce tamariki, kaiako and whānau to Matariki.
  • Discover how to find Matariki in the night sky.
  • Supplied as a 66 page A4 .pdf digital document to print at home or school.
  • Deepen understanding of traditional practices and cultural reverence through karakia and tikanga.
  • A4 Matariki posters for wall display
  • Instant download!
  • CRAFTS – 6 Matariki inspired craft projects, suitable for classroom use.
    Matariki lanterns, paper kite, origami star, harakeke star, sparkly playdough, remembrance wish paper.
  • KAI – Learn these karakia kai, learn about Matariki food ceremony and feast, and try out 5 recipes.
    Paraoa parai (fry bread), takakau (scones), rewena bread, whetu cookies, friendship soup.
  • WAIATA – Learn these Māori waiata, comes with simple chords for guitar/ukulele, English translation, and links to video files.
  • TRADITIONAL MAORI GAMES – Learn about these games, have a go at making poi, whai, and ti rākau, and pair with the waiata.
  • LANGUAGE – Craft your Pepeha, learn about cultural connections and how to introduce ourselves in te reo Māori.
  • It is part of a series of Southern Hemisphere and NZ themed, illustrated Nature Journals.
  • Hand-sketched and designed in Aotearoa/New Zealand

This Matariki Activity Booklet bundles 67 pages of resources together in this great value, downloadable, printable booklet!

You can also download individual Matariki Activities on my Teacher Pay Teachers store, or the full 67 page booklet.

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