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Making prints of things we find outside.

Why do it?

  • Practice hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.
  • Try making patterns using different colours and shapes.
  • Strengthen the practice of going from left to right, which helps with both reading and writing.

How to do it

Me whai i: Te hāpiapia, ngā karakara, pepa, peita.

You will need: glue, crayons, paper, paint.

  1. Haere ki waho ki te kohi rau, rau pua.
    Head outside and collect leaves and petals from the ground.
  2. Me whakamātau tēnei mahi toi mā te puru i te rau ki raro iho i tō pepa, kātahi ka muku mā te karakara. Hangaia he kāri, he pepa takai rānei mā tēnei mahinga toi!
    Try some leafy tracing by putting a leaf under a piece of paper, then rubbing a crayon over the top. Make cards or wrapping paper using this technique!
  3. Me whakamātau hoki te peita i tētahi taha o ngā rau kua kohia, ka tā ki te pepa.
    You could try painting leaves on one side and carefully stamping them on your paper.
  4. Hangaia rānei he kōwaiwai toirau mā te whakapiri rau, rau pua hoki ki tētahi whārangi pepa. Ka tāpiri i ō pikitia i muri iho.
    Or make a leafy collage by glueing your leaves and petals onto your page. Add your own drawings all around.

Using more te reo Māori

Pepa

Paper

Peita

Paint

Tā(ia)

to draw or stamp

Kia mārō tō tānga

press hard

Kia māriri tō tānga

press lightly