We filled our heart with twin footprints, but this template could just as easily be used as a frame for a photo, a picture or some writing. Don’t forget to check the captions on the bottom before printing—there are 6 different options!
Enlarge, print and laminate the pages before using them to support your class singing programme. Each sentence of the song includes the Māori lyrics plus an English translation – get creative by using the song to inspire the writing of your own lyrics that feature your favourite animals. The kids will love creating their own actions to match this super catch song – have fun!
|Tohora Nui – Big Whale (with cartoon images)|
Are you planning on attending an Anzac service this year? This FREE scavenger hunt printable is a great little conversation starter that’s perfect for using before, during or after your dawn parade experience….
Looking for some handy follow up activities for your favourite Anzac day ‘read-alouds?’ You’ll defintely need a copy of this free set! Scroll to the bottom to grab your set…
This awesome list of ‘read aloud’ books are by a mixture of Kiwi & Aussie authors – 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!
Another great read aloud – succinct words and beautiful illustrations, This book focuses on all the little details that make attending an Anzac day parade special… getting up early, driving in the dark, rugging up warm as it’s always cold, the sounds of the guns and hot chocolate afterwards…
Simpson & his Donkey – By Mark Greenwood & Franē Lessac
We stock a range of Anzac resources like the ones below in our store – click here to have a closer peek.
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 Kingi M. Ihaka
This classic (written in 1981) is still a favourite, and perfect for a sing-a-long! If you’re teaching in a city school, this book is choc full of lots of interesting vocab which may require some further explanation (huhu grubs, puha etc.) This song is also great for adapting to create your own class version…
By Yvonne Morrison & Deborah Hinde
This modern version of Jingle Bells comes complete with a CD and catchy lyrics! Packed full of lots of Kiwiana references, it’ll have you day dreaming of starting your beach holiday early…
By Lindy Kelly
This book (suitable for slightly older children) follows the story of Josh who is off to spend Christmas with his Dad in the country. It gently touches on the topic of split families, and also the idea of creating different traditions with different sides of your family. I also enjoyed the theme of Christmas as a time for creating new memories – not the big focus on commercial gift giving.
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.
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