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A matariki adventure for a windy day!

Why do it?

  • Vigorous play helps young children to release energy and relieve frustration, especially when they’re outside.
  • It’s an opportunity to practise and strengthen motor skills including balance, fitness and co-ordination.
  • It’s something to enjoy outside in the fresh air.
  • You can be close to nature and observe and talk about the natural world.

How to do it

You’ll need: A manu tukutuku (kite) if you have one, ribbons, crepe paper or strips of newspaper and a windy day.

  1. Grab your kite, or cut ribbons or strips of paper.
  2. Head outside to your garden or local park.
  3. Fly your kite or hold the ribbons and paper so they ripple and float on the wind.

Using more te reo Māori

Manu tukutuku

Kite

Hau

Wind

Papa tākaro

Park

Rīpene

Ribbons

Rere

Fly