Matariki Celebration Challenge: Reading, Writing, Maths, Te Reo, Social Studies

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Explore Matariki in your classroom with an exciting celebration context. Your students will plan and create their own Matariki celebration. We’ve provided options for a hypothetical celebration, or go big and hold the celebration for real! Our templates guide and scaffold students through the planning and design process – choose the templates that suit you, we’ve kept it flexible.
Your students will first explore the Māori New Year and the Matariki context to understand the significance of food and the Matariki feast within Matariki traditions. Then it’s time to plan and design their own Matariki celebration.
In this Matariki Celebration Challenge pack you will receive a range of templates:
  • Matariki Celebration Brainstorming: Meal Items
  • Matariki Celebration Brainstorming: Meal Item Ranking
  • Matariki Celebration Brainstorming: Ingredient List
  • Budgeting Activities – Both paper-based and digital options are provided
  • Recipe Writing, including a template and exemplar
  • Display Menu – two pages of te reo Māori fruits and vegetables are provided to encourage the use of te reo Māori within the menu
  • Design a Music Playlist
  • Design a Map of Celebration Space (to scale)
  • Design an Event Poster, including exemplars
  • Design Invitations
  • Design a Social Media Post
  • Reflection activity
A range of curriculum areas are covered in this integrated resource:
  • Budgeting skills, drawing to scale: Maths
  • Recipe writing/List of instructions: Writing
  • Poster/Invitation design: Visual Language
  • Using spreadsheets: ICT skills
  • Menu Planning: te reo Māori
  • Background research: Reading and Social Studies
The key competencies of thinking, relating to others, using language, symbols, and texts, managing self, and participating and contributing are all covered in this resource.

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