Bonus Teaching Activities

We have created a bonus activity from Toitoi 25 that you can share with your students or print for the classroom.

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Reading Notes

Access reading notes for Toitoi and share the journal with your young Kiwi creatives.

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From The Editor

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Thanks a Jillion

The Jillion teacher support materials are available as a free digital download.

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Toitoi Story Search

Write a story or poem inspired by 11-year-old Lars Meyer-Westfeld's fantastic artwork.

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Toitoi featured in Ako

Discover the Toitoi Special Issues celebrating Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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Extra Credit

Discover more opportunities and resources for your young creatives to participate in the arts.

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Calling all young Kiwi creatives!

Encourage submissions in your class or library.

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Choose a text in Toitoi to share with your class or ask your students to read it independently using their own book.


Use the questions as a starting point for class discussion or independent research.


Guide your students to write their own response to the text.


Work with the text to inspire your students to create an artwork of their own.

Encourage your students to submit their work for publication and begin a conversation with other young New Zealanders through the arts.

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Artist credits: Trampoline, Toitoi 18, pictures by Parker Knight, age 11; My Hero, My Best Friend, Toitoi 24, pictures by Maite Calla Moret, age 12; Seashells, Toitoi 25, pictures by Lars Meyer-Westfeld, age 11; After School, Toitoi 21, pictures by Anabel Gorman, age 13; Birdscape, Toitoi: Latin America Special Issue, pictures by Scarlet Connor, age 12; Kaimanawa, Toitoi 9, pictures by Jess Barron, age 13;  Sunflowers, Toitoi 16, pictures by Olive Marryatt, age 9; Phoenix, Toitoi 11, pictures by Manea Heeney, age 9; Exploding Cheese, Toitoi 16, pictures by Saskia Barton-Mune, age 11.