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New Zealand Crafts, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind this website is meant for children, so I do generalize and simplify quite a bit!

New Zealand, Māori Aotearoa, a country in Oceania, is known for some of the most stunning natural beauty on Earth. It is a fun and interesting country for children to study for this reason.

image of the magnificent Lion Rock in  Piha Beach, Tāmaki-makau-rau (Auckland), New Zealand

Lion Rock, Piha Beach, Tāmaki-makau-rau (Auckland), New Zealand
Photographed by Mark Gunn; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

Te reo Māori, English, and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) are the three de facto official languages of New Zealand.

New Zealand is a country found in the Southern Hemisphere and primarily the Eastern Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, New Zealand is divided into 16 regions (Māori: Ngā takiwā): Te Tai Tokerau (Northland), Tāmaki-makau-rau (Auckland), Waikato, Te Moana-a-Toi (Bay of Plenty), Te Tai Rāwhiti (Gisborne), Te Matau-a-Māui (Hawke’s Bay), Taranaki, Manawatū-Whanganui, Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wellington), Te Tai-o-Aorere (Tasman), Whakatū (Nelson), Te Tauihu-o-te-waka (Marlborough), Te Tai Poutini (West Coast), Waitaha (Canterbury), Ōtākou (Otago), and Murihiku (Southland).

New Zealand is an island nation: it is surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean. New Zealand, therefore, shares maritime borders with American Samoa (United States), Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia (France), Kiribati, Samoa, and Tonga.

Capital city:  Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wellington)
Language:  Te reo Māori, English, and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)
National Animal/Bird:  The Kiwi (Apteryx); did you know: in New Zealand, there are three meanings for the word “kiwi,” the bird, the fruit, and a person born in New Zealand.
National Flower:  (unofficial) Silver Fern (Cyathea dealbata)
Currency:  New Zealand dollar (NZD)

New Zealand Crafts:
new zealand section

New Zealand Friends

Dress up your favourite TP roll craft in New Zealand colours.


Kiwi Coloring Pages


Lamb Crafts and Coloring pages

Neat Facts:

  • The Lord of the Rings saga was filmed in New Zealand; New Zealand is the only country in the world that has permission to put hobbits on its legal tender! And, of course, it’s also the only place where you can visit Hobbiton!
  • New Zealand has the town with the longest name in the world, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
  • New Zealand has the most southerly capital in the world, Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wellington).

New Zealand Activities:
New Zealand  On-Line Jigsaw Puzzles

Natural features in New Zealand include:

  • Piha Beach
  • Craters of the Moon
  • Huka Falls
  • Tane Mahutu
  • Tongariro Crossing

New Zealand Printables:

Printable Worksheets


Information about New Zealand.

 Information about the Kiwi bird can be found on Kidzone.ws