Drawing allows tamariki to try a variety of materials and techniques, which is good for their creativity and will help them express their emotions. Spend time drawing with tamariki to make 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.
an arty card for mum
an arty card for mum

Why 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

Te reo Māori English
To write
To fold