Helping tamariki enjoy the moment

This term we're focusing on activities that help us to be present and enjoy the moment. Mindfulness is highly correlated with happiness because it lifts us from our emotions and helps us stay present (be mindful).

Head to our Term 4: Being in the moment activities for all our favourite ideas on finding flow, using our senses, and tuning in to the world around us.

After a big year, we reckon this could be just the ticket.

Arohanui - The Sparklers Team

Activities

Here are our 60+ activities, for students in years 1-8. They're modular, flexible and ready to roll!
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Teachers

Don't miss our top tips on using Sparklers, and looking after you! Check 'em out before getting started.
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Sparklers at Home

Fun wellbeing activities to support whānau to look after their wellbeing and feel good.
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“We’re LOVING the fab activities! Our tamariki are enjoying learning about their brain and how they have the power to change it. It really ties in with our growth mindset statements.”
- Christchurch teacher
“There is no one child who doesn’t benefit from Sparklers.”
- Tamara Bell, principal at Southbridge School
“I think it’s really important, with so many stressors that our children have to face, that if they have these little skills now, that we just build on every day, that they do have these skills that they can take with them throughout their lives.”
- Kelly Sheppard, teacher at Shirley Primary
“I love the simplicity of Sparklers. It’s all there; it tells you what to do and anyone can use it. The activities are really hands on – they’re not just things for the children to listen to, they’re things the children can actually do and enjoy.”
- Kerri Narbey, teacher at Kaiapoi Borough School
“We got really positive change initially, but what was really cool was that they started a revolution and encouraged us to look at alternative ways to help get them ready for learning.”
- Tamara Bell, principal at Southbridge School
“The activities feel nice and calm us down.”
- Year 5 student, Christchurch
“Made me feel AWESOME!”
- Chisnallwood student (feedback on the Compliment Poster activity)
“Our tamariki really enjoy the activities. They build cultural confidence and pride, while helping tamariki get into a great headspace for learning.”
- Bernice Swain, Teacher at Haeata Community Campus