Did you know that the words ‘RIMU’ & ‘LIMU’ mean seaweed in many Polynesian languages? Rimu has long hanging leaves which look like drooping seaweed…
This pack has been assembled to celebrate this amazingly unique native tree! 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 Rimu Tree ‘make & do’ pack includes:
- A set of activity pages that explore some of the unique and important roles of the Rimu tree in our native bush. The completed pages are assembled to create a little freestanding display (would also look great hung with string so they can twirl in the breeze) or they can be stored flat and read like a little book.
- There is a selection of pages included – use as many as 10 or as few as 3!
- Themes covered include: space for making a bark and leaf rubbing of your Rimu; space for sketching the leaves, cones & fruits of this tree; investigate some of the historic uses of Rimu by Māori; add to the tree to show how many other creatures rely on this tree as a habitat/food source; complete the fact file with the scientific name, age, height, trunk girth/diameter of the Rimu & where it’s commonly found
- This pack also includes a coloured Rimu tree fact file containing basic information about its common names, where it’s found, threats & historical use by Māori.
- An ‘I wonder’ task card containing 2 Rimu themed questions designed to prompt some deeper thinking about this unique tree.
- A coloured Rimu tree picture card
- *The foldable activity come with a supporting photograph sequence so you can see how to assemble the pages
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