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An expressive way to connect to the moana!

Why do it?

  • Activities like this contribute to a child’s overall health and well-being.
  • Strengthen language by expanding vocabulary, asking and answering questions, and sharing and discussing ideas
  • Build their physical fitness and strength at the same time as their skills and confidence
  • Develop their hand and eye coordination

How to do it

You’ll need: Music and a light scarf, strip of material or long strips of paper.

  1. Put on soft, swishing sea music.
  2. Dance and sway like kelp/seaweed on the tide. Use a scarf or paper strips to dance with - make them move like seaweed.

Extra: Head to the beach with your whānau and play in the shallow waves.

Using more te reo Māori

Kanikani

Dance

Puoro

Music

Moana

The sea

Pīoioi

Sway

Hei

Scarf