A relaxing activity to do outside with tamariki.
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.
How to do it
You’ll need: eyes, the sky, clouds, a great imagination.
- Get outside and find a seat or a nice patch of grass.
- Get comfy and look up at the sky. (But don’t look at the sun!)
- What are the clouds like? Can you see any shapes?
- How many cloud creatures can you find?
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Kapua kapua Cloud, bank of clouds Maori | Noun||Cloud|
|Rangi rangi Tune, air, melody, tenor, drift Maori | Noun||Tune|
|Karaehe karaehe Grass Maori | Noun||Grass|
|Waho waho The outside, out - used to refer to the space physically outside another defined space, e.g. a house, box, etc. A location word, or locative, which follows immediately after particles such as ki, i, hei and kei or is preceded by a when used as the subject of the sentence. Maori | Location||Outside|
|Karu karu Eye Maori | Noun||Eye|