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Connecting with Hiwa-i-te-rangi

These short activities and ideas create the perfect environment for some Hiwa-i-te-rangi learning while reflecting and setting some goals for the futute

A little background...

Hiwa-i-te-Rangi is the youngest whetū of the Matariki cluster and connects to dreams and hopes for the year ahead. During Matariki, Māori would recite karakia and send their wishes for the year to the star, hoping they would be fulfilled. Hiwa-i-te-Rangi is said to be a guardian star, providing light and encouragement for us to move towards our goals. She gives us the  determination to follow our dreams and navigate the journey of personal development.

Our ideas...

Kōhatu stones activity

Try our kōhatu stones activity to support tamariki to create some fun Matariki art, but also discuss and reflect on their goals for the future

Waiata and kanikani
We love this waiata from Maisey Rika. Perfect for a little bit of kanikani-

Kōrero goas with your tamariki
Kōrero what makes a great wish! Kōrero how you can actually make your wish come true - try introducing your ākonga to SMART goals. We love this video to explain SMART goals

And to add to this...

Check out our other Matariki activities and ideas to support you and your tamaiki learning

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