Matariki worksheets for kids

Free Matariki Worksheets

Last Updated: June 9, 2023By Tags: , , , ,

As the winter chill settles in, a significant celestial event brings warmth and excitement to the hearts of people in the southern hemisphere. Matariki, the Māori New Year, is a time of cultural significance and celebration in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is very exciting that Matariki is now celebrated with its own public holiday in New Zealand!

To celebrate we have created these free Matariki worksheets. These worksheets are fun to encourage a learning adventure that embraces the beauty of Māori culture, celebrates the wonders of the cosmos, and kindles a sense of community and connection during this special time of the year.

Free Matariki Worksheets

Free Matariki Worksheets

Matariki marks the rising of the Pleiades star cluster and signals the beginning of a new year, typically falling in late May or early June. During this special time, communities across New Zealand come together to honor their heritage, reflect on the past, and embrace the opportunities of the future.

These free Matariki worksheets are perfect to use within the classroom or to keep kids busy at home. It is easiest to print from the pdf file located towards the end of this article. Print one or print them all and start the Matariki celebrations!

Matariki Word Search

Whether you’re a student looking to expand your knowledge or an adult seeking to deepen your understanding of Matariki, this word search puzzle provides an enjoyable and interactive experience. Engage your mind, sharpen your problem-solving skills, and connect with the cultural heritage of Aotearoa as you uncover the hidden words.

Matariki Words

Matariki Words is the perfect worksheet for all school-aged learners. How many words can you make from the words, Matariki Celebration? See if you can think of at least 10 words.

Spell Matariki

Spell Matariki is a great worksheet for younger learners. Colour all of the Matariki letter bubbles to spell the word Matariki. Extend this activity by counting how many letters are in the word Matariki and counting how many letters you have left uncoloured after completing the worksheet.

Trace The Stars

Through the act of tracing, students can develop fine motor skills while simultaneously igniting their imagination and curiosity. Whether used in the classroom, homeschooling environment, or as a family activity, the Trace the Matariki Stars worksheet provides an interactive and hands-on approach to understanding the cultural and astronomical wonders of Matariki. This activity can be extended for older children to write in all of the different names of the Matariki stars. Our article, The Seven (9) Sisters of Matariki Star Printable contains all of the names of the stars as well as other interesting information about Matariki.

Matariki Star Math

Add a math element to your Matariki learning and celebrations with this fun Matariki math worksheet.

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