Birds are important to traditional Māori life as sources of food and clothing. People closely observe their habits and take them as inspirations for metaphor and poetry. Moreover, people also use their behaviour to predict the weather and even the future. Undoubtedly, NZ birds can definitely be an integral of your learners’ lives as well! With this in mind, here is a value packed bundle for your tamariki to learn more about our feathered friends. Download the resource now – or, join Te Reo Club and have unlimited access to heaps of great resources like this! —> tereoclub.co.nz
NZ Birds Kōrero Māori
Talking birds? Your learners will LOVE these talking bilingual manu who will tell you their name! Firstly, this resource has a spectacular 1m x 1m Pōhutukawa tree for our manu Māori to perch on and under. Moreover, these friendly natives have speech bubbles so your learners can identify all 20 of them.
NZ Birds Whakataukī Collaborative Poster
Ka koekoe te tūī
Ka ketekete to kākā
Ka kūkū te kererū
Find the meaning of this whakataukī in this inclusive and collaborative activity. First, each learner is given one section of a large mosaic poster to colour in. Then, by looking carefully at their matching coloured piece, they practice blending and mixing colours as close as they can to original. Afterwards, learners can colour, cut out and assemble to reveal a large multi-coloured mosaic/poster/mural, this one being three native birds. Finally, they can look in awe at the masterpiece made by the group.
NZ Birds Concertina Book
First, this NZ Native Birds concertina book will delight any age. It is a perfect way to display facts, illustrations, and pictures about the native birds of New Zealand. There are label parts of the birds in English and in Māori and 16 coloured pictures of the birds with their English and Māori names. Furthermore, they can be an ongoing project in school and perfect to make at home for adults and children! For the “doodler”, doodling away on these templates will delight you.
Our feathered friends can truly inspire your students in their everyday lives. Let your tamariki soar high like our native birds.