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Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

A fabulous resource to have in New Zealand classrooms when studying Māori Myths and Legends. Great for a follow-up activity after reading the story, or to have as an early-finisher task. 12 word searches. Eleven of the word searches have a Māori themed border or panel that can be coloured after finding all of the words. One word search has a flame/fire themed border (How Maui Found the Secret of Fire). These word searches are designed to go with the fabulous stories written by Peter Gossage. These books are commonly found in NZ schools and are also easily available for purchase in book stores. (They have amazing artwork!) The words used in the word searches are taken from the stories in these books. The 12 Word Searches: ♦ How Maui Slowed the Sun ♦ The Fish of Maui ♦ How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone ♦ How Maui Found his Mother ♦ In the Beginning ♦ How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death ♦ How Maui Found the Secret of Fire ♦ Battle of the Mountains ♦ Pania of the Reef ♦ Rona and the Moon ♦ The Giant of Lake Wakatipu ♦ Hinemoa and Tūtānekai Each word search is on A4 size paper and can easily be reduced to A5 if necessary. There are 16 words to be found on each word search. ANSWER SHEETS are included. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

Handwriting/Printing copy cards for New Zealand classrooms using the Māori alphabet and proverbs. a e i o u h k m n p r t w wh ng 30 cards in total – 2 cards for each letter. A5 size (2 cards per A4 size paper). Laminate the cards. Students look at the card and copy one line of each letter into their exercise book, followed by the sentence (the proverb). 3 different sets of cards provided: ♦ with the English translation (no numbers) ♦ with full-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) ♦ with half-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. *** Lots of other New Zealand Handwriting and Te Reo Maori resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Taniwha - mask, art, wall display

Taniwha - mask, art, wall display

This resource contains black/white and coloured taniwha heads that can be used in a number of ways. For example: masks for drama, art projects and wall displays. A handy resource when studying Māori myths and legends. Included: ♦ black/white taniwha for students to colour and personalise. A variety of templates are included (same design but certain features are included/excluded). ♦ coloured taniwha heads x10 ♦ coloured taniwha heads and upper body x10 Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki - Reading comprehension activity and paper lantern craft

Matariki - Reading comprehension activity and paper lantern craft

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this literacy and craft resource. Read the article in the NZ School Journal, complete the follow-up comprehension activity and then make a paper lantern. The School Journal article is not provided in this resource. You will need access to: New Zealand School Journal – Part 1 – Number 3 – 2005 The article is about 2 children who find old kamokamo shells under their Gran’s hedge. They plant the seeds and wait for the new kamokamo to grown. They make lanterns out of the dried shells during Matariki. Reading Comprehension Activity: After reading the article in the school journal, students make a kamokamo flip book to show the order that events happened in the article. There are a total of 14 events plus a title page and a back page to colour. The kamokamo are on two A4 pages. There are 2 sets of activity sheets – one set has clues in the stalk of the picture to indicate ‘beginning, middle or end’ (B, M, E). This set is suitable for your students that require some extra support to complete the task. Answers are provided. Paper Lantern Activity: There are various templates that you can choose from to print and use. Please click on the ‘Look Inside’ button above to see examples of all templates. Some are for colouring only, and others require your students to add further decoration/patterns. A ‘handle’ template is also included however you may just wish to use scrap paper for this. Instructions are provided. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki – Colour the Stars

Matariki – Colour the Stars

Celebrate the Maori New Year with this art activity – colour the koru stars. Two different templates. A fun colouring activity for New Zealand students during Matariki. Designed on A4 size paper. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Noongar language flash cards

Noongar language flash cards

These flashcards were created using the Noongar online dictionary. They can be used for display in the class or for small group activities.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playing Cards NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playing Cards NAIDOC

This resource contains 26 playing cards with an Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander theme. Included are instructions to play “Go Fish” using these cards. The cards contain a picture and a short description so that children learn about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Links to AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM Humanities and Social Sciences - History - Year 3 Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Community and remembrance ACHHK063 Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony Week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems.
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Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating Diversity

A collection of colourful templates for you to use to document you celebrations with your service. Insert your own images and text, print to add to your learning story folders or to display for families.
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NAIDOC Aboriginal Editable Pack

NAIDOC Aboriginal Editable Pack

A collection of NAIOC Week editable templates to use in your child's portfolio/learning stories. Insert your own photos and write and edit your text. Print off and add to your portfolios.
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