Kawakawa {New Zealand Trees Make & Do Activity Pack}


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Māori have long believed that the Kawakawa leaves with insect holes in them are the best ones for Rongoā (medicine) uses, and science has recently backed that up!


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 Kawakawa Tree ‘make & do’ pack includes:


  • A set of activity pages that explore some of the unique and important roles of the Kawakawa plant to Māori. 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 Kawakawa; space for sketching the leaves, fruits and seed of this tree; investigate some of the historic uses of Kawakawa by Māori; complete the fact file with the scientific name, age, height, trunk girth/diameter of the Kawakawa & where it’s commonly found. Research further about it’s medicinal uses, the relationship between the Kawakawa, the looper caterpillar, Kava and Kūmara!
  • This pack also includes a coloured Kawakawa 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 3 Kawakawa themed questions designed to prompt some deeper thinking about this unique tree.
  • A coloured Kawakawa tree picture card
  • *The foldable activity come with a supporting photograph sequence so you can see how to assemble the pages