A splashy fun activity for whānau and tamariki, with or without gumboots! Exploring te taiao (the natural world) such as our rivers and lakes contributes to the wellbeing of us all. Whānau can incorporate new words to extend language.

Why do it?

  • Activities like this contribute to a child’s overall health and wellbeing.
  • To teach them to notice things.
  • Outdoor activities help a child build confidence, improve coordination and strengthen large muscle skills
  • To help extend their language.
simple illustration of waves
simple illustration of waves

How to do it

You’ll need: A local river or lake or your backyard hose and your kamupūtu (gumboots).

  1. Head to a local river or lake with a parent or your whānau.
  2. Look into the water and see your reflection!
  3. Wade into the shallow edge in your kamupūtu - try not to get too wet and cold!

Extra: Put on your kamupūtu, use your garden hose and splash in the water!

Using more te reo Māori

Te reo Māori English