This month we celebrate Matariki on July 14th in mid winter. Matariki is a public holiday for school’s and workers around the country. Matariki is always at this time of the year and means the eyes of god. It is also Maori New Year and my teacher showed us how to make Matariki stars. We used wool, cardboard that’s cut into circles. First we cut out the cardboard and drew short lines for twelve spokes around like a clock. Then we cut the twelve spokes and after that we went around with wool around the circles (like you can see in my photo). Then we went around with a different color of wool to outline the first wool. We went over and over around it to make it really beautiful and cool.
Another thing we learned to do last week was play knuckle bones. We found 5 small stones and learned how the Maori children used to play with these long ago. It was fun and we could make up our own games after that.