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Kirihimete end of term resources

As 2020 draws to a close, New Zealand institutions are providing welcome festive inspiration for some Christmassy classroom creativity and learning. 

Everyone loves a quiz, right? New Zealand History Nga korero ipurangi o Aotearoa has set a Christmas one for some end of term festive fun in the classroom – or staff room – at

National Geographic Kids has provided some crafty classroom inspiration from days gone by with its ‘How to make a Christmas pomander’ activity

The National Library not only has its Christmas titles flying off the shelves at this time of year, it also has a holy host of resources for Christmas classroom inspiration

For Te Reo Māori resources for activities and language learning around the festive season, there is plenty to choose from at

And for the straight down the line, unabridged description of what Christmas is, you’ll struggle to find a more comprehensive description than that provided by the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Meri Kirihimete, whanau!



Heather Barker Vermeer

Heather has worked as a journalist, writer and editor in England and Aotearoa New Zealand for over 20 years. She fell in love with words when she received a 'Speak & Spell' tech toy for Christmas in 1984.
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