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Māori Myths and Legends – How Māui Slowed the Sun

Māori Myths and Legends – How Māui Slowed the Sun

These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘How Māui Slowed the Sun’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Similes – write and draw 4 similes * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, adjectives, verbs, thought, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ Jawbone – decorate and write ♦ List – write a list of possible jobs people had to do during the short days ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Art – draw a face on the sun ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the sun in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Graphic organiser – staying safe in the sun ♦ Poster design – how to be sun smart ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Māori Myths and Legends – Rona and the Moon

Māori Myths and Legends – Rona and the Moon

These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘Rona and the Moon’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Order steps and draw pictures to make Rona’s hangi * ♦ Graphic organiser – research facts about fishing with a hīnaki * ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, verbs, adjectives, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Art – draw Rona and the tree on the moon ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the moon in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – write facts/fibs about the moon (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Missing poster ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Graphic organiser – what to do if you get upset ♦ Poster design – how to deal with anger instead of speaking unkindly ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the following activities: word search, ordering the steps of Rona’s hangi, cloze, and ordering events in the story. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Aboriginal Seasons

Aboriginal Seasons

This download contains information slides on Aboriginal Seasons and sheet for students to complete. This links well with the Australian Curriculum HASS learning aspects. Each Aboriginal group had their own seasons. Included in this package are: ♦Noongar (11 pages) ♦Yolngu (9 pages) ♦Miriwoong (6 pages) ♦Anangu Pitjantjarjara (8 pages) No instructions on how to use this resource are included. Suggested uses would be to use the slides as a presentation and then have the summarise each season on their sheet after viewing each slide. →This product is not editable ← ***WAIT*** This resource is included in Year 1 HASS Weather and Seasons ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Other products you might be interested in: ⇨ Australian Emblem Posters ⇨Aboriginal Barrier Games ⇨Aboriginal Culture Unit ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Follow me for latest products, giveaways, freebies tips, tricks and more! Facebook Blog Pinterest ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Please note I am an Australian seller and unless otherwise stated the product uses Australian English. This should not affect the use of this product in other countries. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ♥ ♥() ♥ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Terms of Use: You may use this product for classroom and personal use. You may not share this product digitally or as a hard copy or upload it to the internet. © Mrs Amy 123
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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. If you are not sure what these books look like, I suggest you do a quick image search on the internet (I'm not able to include an image here due to copyright restrictions). 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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