Finding out the hopes and dreams of your tamariki in a fun way by writing them on star-shaped paper. This activity will help tamariki to be creative and express themselves.

a wishing star
a wishing star

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

How to do it

You’ll need: Some paper and some pens, pencils or crayons.

  1. Draw a whētu shape onto paper and cut it out.
  2. Write or draw your wish on the whētu.
  3. Wait until night time and whisper your wish up to the sky.
  4. Hang your star on your wall or fridge.

Using more te reo Māori

Te reo Māori English
To wish
To draw
To whisper