Why do it?
Why do it? /He aha e mahi ai?
So tamariki can:
- Have an opportunity to be creative
- Practise their problem solving skills
- Get better control in using scissors
- Make a present to give someone.
How to do it
How to do it / Te tikanga mō tēnei mahi:
- You need A4 paper (coloured paper is good, especially black paper), scissors, sticky tape and coloured cellophane
- Help your tamaiti fold the paper in half and then into quarters
- Show them how to cut different shapes and sizes into the folded edges of the paper
- Open out the folds and see what shapes have been created
- Carry on with folding and cutting until they’ve had enough
- Decide on a ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ side of the paper
- Help them to cut pieces of cellophane to tape over the holes on the wrong side.
- The finished ‘stained glass’ looks good taped to a window so the light shines through the coloured cellophane
Using more reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Pōkai pōkai To roll up, fold, assemble, wind into a ball, coil, wind around, wrap, wrap up Maori | Verb||To fold|
|Tapa tapa Margin, edge, rim, cut, split, female genitals. Maori | Noun||Edge|
|Porotītaha porotītaha Oval Maori | Modifier||Oval|
|Tapatoru tapatoru Triangle Maori | Noun||Triangle|
|Porohita porohita Circle, wheel, ring, centre circle (netball) Maori | Noun||Circle|
|Whero whero Red, reddish-brown, orange-red Maori | Modifier||Red|
|Kākāriki kākāriki Green (colour) Maori | Noun||Green|
|Kōwhai kōwhai Be yellow (in colour) Maori | Adjective||Yellow|
|Kikorangi kikorangi Be blue in colour Maori | Stative||Blue|
|Matapihi matapihi Window Maori | Noun||Window|