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Getting outside for some bird watching is a good activity any time of the year!

Why do it?

  • To encourage children’s curiosity and help them learn to think.
  • To teach them to notice things.
  • To help them gain knowledge and skills.
  • To help extend their language.
  • Being outside is relaxing for us all

How to do it

You’ll need: A sunny day.

  1. Head out to your garden or local park.
  2. Keep still and look for manu (birds). Watch them in the trees as they fly and perhaps on the ground around you.
  3. Kōrero about the names of the manu and the things you might know about them.

Extra: Draw a picture of the manu (bird) you saw in your garden.

Using more te reo Māori

Manu

Bird

Karu

Eyes

Rākau

Tree

Waho

Outside

Māra

Garden