Matariki resources for kids

Links to online resources and websites suitable for children about Matariki, Māori New Year.

  • Any Questions - Matariki Homework help and resources for kids years 5-8 from Any Questions.
  • Matariki classroom resources Resources from from Te Papa for teachers that includes things to make, Matariki words to learn and activities for kids.
  • Matariki crowd-sourced resource A crowd sourced Google doc linking to a range of useful Matariki resources.
  • Matariki - Māori New Year Includes audio and video resources. From Te Ara, The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
  • A Matariki story Watch an animated story about the stars of Matariki. In te reo Māori with English subtitles. 
  • Matariki waiata Listen to a song about Matariki. Includes video and lyrics. From Te Papa
  • Picture of Matariki (Pleiades) From the NASA  Astronomy Picture of the Day archive
  • The Seven Stars of Matariki Watch author Toni Rolleston-Cummins read her book The Seven Stars of Matariki at Wellington City Libraries. Te Kahumatamomoe Taumata reads the reo Māori version, Te Huihui o Matariki
  • Te Whata Raki Explore online with your guide, Whetumarama. Learn about some traditional stories, told through waiata, pictures and other web resources before trying out the quiz.
  • wickED Matariki Find Matariki in the night sky and explore a traditional Māori kāinga.

Matariki art and craft

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