Ti Kouka NZ Cabbage Tree {New Zealand Trees Make & Do Activity Pack}


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The cabbage tree is one of the most distinctive and iconic trees in the New Zealand landscape! Did you know that it’s one of the most widely cultivated NZ native trees? It’s dramatic shape and coloured foliage have made it popular world wide…..

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 Tī Kōuka/Cabbage Tree ‘make & do’ pack includes:

• A set of activity pages that explore some of the unique and important roles of the Tī Kōuka 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 8 or as few as 3!

• Themes covered include: space for making a bark and leaf rubbing of your Tī Kōuka; space for sketching the leaves, seeds & fruits of this tree; research and draw a mini diagram to show the role the cabbage tree played in the construction of Morere (a popular Māori swing!); add to the tree to show how many other creatures rely on this tree as a habitat/food source; research and share your learning about the historical uses for this tree; complete the fact file with the scientific name, age, height, trunk girth/diameter of the Tī Kōuka & where it’s commonly found

• This pack also includes a coloured Cabbage 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 Cabbage tree themed questions designed to prompt some deeper thinking about this unique tree.

• A coloured Tī Kouka picture card

• *The foldable activity come with a supporting photograph sequence so you can see how to assemble the pages