Weaving: Today we weaved some kites out of Nikau palm fronds as part of our Matariki celebrations. Kites have always played an important part in Māori culture, especially during the winter when they are flown to celebrate the start of Matariki, the Māori New Year. Māori kites can be called manu tukutuku (manu meaning either kite or bird) or pākau, which means bird wing.
Planting: As part of our Matariki activities, 0n Wednesday we planted native plants gifted to us from Te Whangai Trust in collaboration with Paper4Trees (A programme run by Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust). This is an awesome way to turn our recycling into trees and make Kindy look beautiful!