On Tuesday we celebrated matariki by choosing three activities that were things like making pois, kite making, cooking (fried bread), string games, kio-rahi(pretty much dodgeball) matariki is a maori celebration matariki is the name of the seventh fish, the seven stars are now stars. The god of the sky is ranginui and he lifted the seven fish up with him and they became stars. And that is the story of matariki.
Matariki was cool because we didn't have to do any school work!!! the workshops that I did were waiata, poi making and string games. my favorite workshop was probably poi, It was fun because we weaved two pieces of colored string, it was shredded into little strips and we made groups of four with the string and then we weaved them. Then we made the main part of the poi we got stuffing, a plastic bag (white), some string and a pair of scissors.
step 1.get your stuffing and put it on the top of your string.
step 2.get your plastic bag (white) wrap it tightly around the stuffing.
step 3.get your string and knot it around the bottom of the plastic bag and tighten your string
step 4.get your scissors and cut some of the plastic bag around the string and its as easy as that.