Matariki kōhatu (stones)
Learn about the 9 Matariki whetū (stars) that make up the Matariki cluster, especially Hiwa-i-te-rangi - the wishing star!
Then paint kōhatu (stones) with whetū and a wish for this new year.
Matariki is immensely important in our Aotearoa context and te Ao Māori. It marks the beginning of a new year, a time to reflect, be present and plan for the year ahead. This is all about supporting this learning.
Matariki is a wonderful time to spend some time being mindful and present. In this way tamariki can sink into the slower takurua time.
Matariki whetū artwork
This is a really simple and effective way to create some art of the Matariki whetū. Pair this with your Matariki learning, or make in advance of your Matariki event for whānau to complete together.
Set some goals!
It can be really helpful to support tamariki growth mindset with a goal setting activity. This one includes some artwork and real thinking about the ara (journey) to reach goals.
A wee alternative to the 'what I did over the holidays' writing that includes some mindful, pinpointing of specific magic moments. A great way to support great writing skills.