Matariki a-kura: Matariki for early childhood learners
Celebrate Matariki with us as we acknowledge the past, present and future through storytelling, song, dance, and make-and-take art activities.
- Early childhood learners and Kōhanga Reo, maximum 30 students
- $5 per student for a one-hour programme
- Term 2 from 14 May–6 July, Thu and Fri, 2018
- To be confirmed
- Curriculum Links
- Te Whāriki early childhood curriculum
- Related galleries and exhibitions
- Te Ao Tūroa (Māori Natural History), Maori Cultural Performance
Nau mai ki te whakanui te wa o Matariki - Welcome and join us in celebrating Matariki
Pre-European customs in New Zealand were based on ancient beliefs about the origin of the universe. Brought here by the ancestors of Māori, traditional practices associated with Matariki allow whānau to gather in remembrance, celebration and preparation.
During our Matariki programme our youngest learners will:
- remember the past through highly interactive storytelling and role play
- celebrate the present through games, song and dance
- learn new skills through our make-and-take activities and handling objects.