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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  https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/kiwi-christmas-quiz

National Geographic Kids has provided some crafty classroom inspiration from days gone by with its ‘How to make a Christmas pomander’ activity https://www.natgeokids.com/nz/kids-club/entertainment/general-entertainment/how-to-make-a-pomander-craft/

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 https://natlib.govt.nz/blog/posts/fun-christmas-online-resources-and-activities-for-your-classroom

For Te Reo Māori resources for activities and language learning around the festive season, there is plenty to choose from at https://www.twinkl.co.id/resource/nz-t-289-kirihimete-activity-pack-te-reo-maori

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 https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christmas

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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