NZ Regions themed colouring sheet and eye-spy


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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! If you’re looking for more than just a ‘time filler’, I’d recommend spending a little time carefully researching the images included so you can then colour them accurately. 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:
  • An outline of Aotearoa in the centre, with lines and large labels indicating the 16 official rohe/regions of NZ. (Māori on top with English underneath)
  • Each region label is surrounded by illustrations of some of the local area’s landmarks and icons, as well as various images of local flora and fauna
  • Bordering the poster are Iwi lists, grouped by region (as per the Te Puni Kōkiri website’s Iwi map) under the headings: Te Tai Tokerau, Tāmaki, Hauraki, Tainui, Tauranga Moana, Te Arawa Waka, Mātaatua, Te Tai Rāwhiti, Tākitimu, Hauāuru, Te Moana O Raukawa, Te Tau Ihu, Waipounamu and Rēkohu/Wharekauri.
  • Due to size constraints, this set DOES NOT contain the names of our largest cities, BUT you will find little koru’s on the map that indicate a large city location.
This 1 page NZ Region’s 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. – find the official region/rohe for the area you live in and tell a friend the English & Māori names for that region; what landmarks are famous for your region? find and colour some; find the paua and use as many colours as possible to colour it in 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 – Just search ‘NZ Regions’