Karamū {New Zealand Trees Make & Do Activity Pack}


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Karamū is endemic (native) to NZ. However, did you know that it’s gradually spreading on the south-east coast of Australia (Victoria & Tasmania) where it’s been declared a weed threat?


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 Karamū Tree ‘make & do’ pack includes:


  • A set of activity pages that explore some of the unique and important roles of the Karamū 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 Karamū; space for sketching the leaves, seed pods & flowers of this tree; research and find out more about the role that Karamū played in Māori healing; investigate some of the historic uses of Karamū 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 Karamū & where it’s commonly found
  • This pack also includes a coloured Karamū 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 Karamū themed questions designed to prompt some deeper thinking about this unique tree.
  • A coloured Karamū tree picture card
  • *The foldable activity come with a supporting photograph sequence so you can see how to assemble the pages