Showing people we care is important for our tamariki. Everyone loves to get flowers.

Why do it?

Finding and starting collections of outdoor objects helps your tamariki to:

  • have fun and enjoy exploring places and finding things
  • strengthen their observation skills by looking for things in their environment
  • learn new or different words and use them in conversations
  • learn to care for their environment and other living things
  • explore early maths skills like sorting and grouping when looking through what they’ve collected

How to do it

You’ll need: Flowers , scissors, a rubber band and some ribbon (optional)

  1. Pick a selection of flowers from your garden.
  2. Arrange the flowers so they sit together.
  3. Tie a rubber band around the bunch then trim the ends. Add a ribbon if you have one.
  4. Give your flowers to someone kind, or someone you care about.

Using more te reo Māori

Te reo Māori English
Fragrant, scented