At Happy Hearts we will be introducing lots of stories and activities to help the children learn more about this very special time of year in the Kiwi calendar.

The children always love the legend of the Seven Sisters , a fable created about the Pleiades – the seven stars visible in our skies at this time.

If you can, rug up snug, make a hot chocolate and take the kids outside on a clear, starry night to see if you can find the Seven Sisters together

The stars are visible at different times - sometimes just after sunset, but often later in the evening. Or even early morning. A good rule to follow is, if you can find Orion, (or The Pot), high in the sky, you should be able to find the cluster.

Click on this link to a video which can help you find the way - How To Find Matariki