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A splashy fun activity for your tamariki, with or without gumboots!

Why do it?

  • Activities like this contribute to a child’s overall health and well-being.
  • To teach them to notice things.
  • Outdoor activities help a child build confidence, improve co-ordination and strengthen large muscle skills
  • To help extend their language.

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

Kamupūtu

Gumboots

Awa

River

Kōawa

Stream

Kanohi

Face

Paratītī

Splash