Spend time making a card for someone special.

Why do it?

Drawing is a good chance for tamariki to:

  • be creative and express themselves
  • try out a variety of drawing materials and techniques
  • grow their skills and confidence in drawing through practice — repetition of actions strengthens pathways in their brain
  • strengthen the fine muscles in their hands and fingers, which will help them when they start writing letters and numbers.

How to do it

You’ll need: Paper or card, crayons or pencils, glue, leaves, glitter etc – use whatever you have!

  1. Fold your paper in half.
  2. Decorate the front with a special design, collage or picture
  3. Write a message on the inside (get help if you need it).
  4. Give your card to someone special!

Extra: Talk about other (free!) ways that you can show people you care.

Using more te reo Māori






To write

Pene hinu



To fold