Make Matariki Whetū (star) Bunting

A fun and whānau focussed way to learn about Matariki and each of the 9 whetū.
Connections with the NZ Curriculum and Mental Health Education Guide (learn more)

He aha ai? – Why we love it

Matariki is a cluster of stars and signals te mātahi o te tau (the new year) in line with the maramataka (lunar calendar). To learn more about Matariki (and we recommend you do!), head here.

Matariki whetū bunting is a way to welcome Matariki and te mātahi o te tau (the new year) as a whānau. Making the Matariki whetū (stars) as part of this activity will also reveal seven to nine special whānau adventures to acknowledge each star’s importance, as a whānau, during matariki.

Hei mahi - What to do

Print or copy these templates and make your Matariki whetū bunting following the video guide below.

Make time as a whānau over Matatiki to complete each of the Matariki whānau adventures together.

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