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Picnics are a great way to get outdoors and spend time with your whānau.

Why do it?

  • It’s something to enjoy outside in the fresh air.
  • You can be close to nature and observe and talk about the natural world.
  • All the kōrero that takes place at a picnic will help strengthen language skills.
  • This could be a time to practise using manners like ‘please’, ‘kia ora’ ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’.

How to do it

Me whai i: Tētahi rā paki!

You’ll need: A sunny day!

  1. Haere ki te kai tahi me tō whānau ki waho - mō te parakuihi, te tina, te hapa rānei – ahakoa te wā!
    Head outside with your whanau for kai – for breakfast, lunch, snacks or tea, anytime!
  2. Whakaritea mai he kai me tētahi paraikete, ka haere ki tētahi wāhi, e rawe ana, e harikoa ana ki a koe.
    Pack some kai and a blanket and head outside to a spot in the garden that makes you feel relaxed and happy.
  3. Tohua he wāhi pai, e noho, kātahi ka kai.
    Choose your spot, get comfy and share kai.
  4. Me tākaro, me tūhura hoki koe i taua wāhi.
    Spend some time playing and exploring too.

Using more te reo Māori

Tina

Lunch

Āhuru

Comfy

Noho

To sit

Paraikete

Blanket

Paki o rangi

Good weather