Did you know that Captain Cook described the Korimako/Bellbird as sounding ‘like small bells exquisitely tuned?’
This pack has been assembled to celebrate this amazingly unique native bird! If you’re lucky enough to be teaching or learning in a whanau group/syndicate team/pod or hub which bears its name, then you’re in for a treat.
This Korimako/Bellbird ‘make & do’ pack includes:
- A mini ‘one-cut-book’ which contains little bellbird related fun facts and research tasks
- A ‘keywords & colouring’ sheet containing a list of keywords to research, small colouring sheet, and 6 challenges (e.g. Bellbirds have 3 distinct sounds, can you find and listen to some recordings? Māori often praised beautiful singers & orators by comparing them to the korimako… who could you offer the compliment below to? “He rite ki te kōpara e kō nei i te ata.” (Just like a korimako singing at dawn) This page cleverly folds to reveal the Korimako/Bellbird’s full name when the sheet is complete.
- A template for a Korimako paper hand puppet for the kids to colour, assemble and have fun with!
- A Bellbird fact file containing basic information about its common names, threats & conservation status
- An ‘I wonder’ task card containing 3 Korimako themed questions designed to prompt some deeper thinking about this unique bird and its habits.
- A coloured Bellbird picture card
- *All of the foldable activities come with a supporting photograph sequence so you can see how the activities are assembled and used