Matariki Feast themed colouring sheet and eye-spy


Our resources are available as INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOADS, no physical resources will be shipped! This download is a ZIPFILE containing PDF & POWER POINT FILES in both A4 & A3 sizing.



Colouring in is a great mindfulness activity that supports relaxation, fine motor skills and improves focus. This one page colouring sheet is jam packed full of little details. There’s also lots of rich language to be included when researching and describing the images—the A3 image makes a great collaborative buddy activity. Enjoy!

This 1 page colouring sheet image includes:

  • Food glorious foooooood!
  • This image features a hāngī pit in the background (which is full of kai) that shows the various stages involved with laying a hāngī – a freshly dug hole, hot rocks, metal kai baskets, wet sacks, corrugated iron and earth.
  • The sky above the hāngī pit shows the Matariki constellation as well as Puanga in the top right corner
  • In front of the hāngī are baskets of: prepared items ready to go in the hāngī; sacks & woven kete full of pūhā, fish heads, kai moana, seasonal produce, kumara & Māori potatoes; platters showing koura (crayfish) and shellfish


This 1 page Matariki Feast themed colouring page is included in 3 variations:

  1. A plain colouring page
  2. A colouring page surrounded by eye-spy, mini-challenges that they can tick off as they complete the colouring sheet (e.g. – learn the Samoan colour words and use them as you colour, find out what this years theme for Samoan language week is, find out what tapa is made out of etc)
  3. A colouring page with blank eye-spy boxes (so you can personalise and add your own challenges – see the editable version notes below)

This resource is included in 3 formats:

  • An A4 PDF file
  • An A3 PDF file (A3 is perfect for completing with a buddy as a collaborative ‘find, chat & colour’ activity)
  • An editable Power Point file: Add specific eye-spy challenges or tasks to better meet the needs of your little learners. You could even leave a few blank so the children can write a challenge for a friend! ***YOU WILL NEED POWER POINT TO BE ABLE TO OPEN AND ACCESS THE EDITABLE FILE***


This resource also comes as a 32 piece, 1.7 X 1.2 metre collaborative poster – click here to take a peek!


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