Ahh…. good old summer holidays…… and not a snowman in sight! Alongside your usual term 4 sun safe lessons, end of year reports and beach trips, it’s nice to delve into some Kiwi themed Christmas books… Here’s a list of my favourite ‘read alouds’ – scroll to the bottom for a FREE download containing follow up printables for the following books!
We really are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautifully illustrated and written New Zealand books – have a peek below for a quick review and some specific reader response sheets that match the books…. have I missed your favourite? Flick me an e-mail or leave a comment below!
By Yvonne Morrison & Deborah Hinde
By Lindy Kelly
By Yvonne Morrison & Jenny Cooper
Parents and busy teachers will all sympathise with the frazzled Mum in this book, who is juggling her older child and baby in the lead up to Christmas! Older children will enjoy the exploits of the ‘big kid’, and younger ones will enjoy the unfolding chaos of a busy house hold through the detailed illustrations.
This 46 page booklet pack is a great way to support your classroom discussions about what makes Christmas time special in NZ (no snowmen and wintery Christmas trees in this book!) The booklet contains a wide range of activities – perfect for independent work or as an early finishers activity pack – mix and match the pages to suit the ability levels in your class.
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou! ~ Season’s greetings for Christmas and the New year!