Helping tamariki discover how music affects their mood.
Helping tamariki discover how music affects their mood.
Bring Whare Tapa Whā to life with these super easy print-outs - makes either a mean wall display, or gift for whānau to carry on this important mahi.
A fun way to help activate Te Whare Tapa Whā at this tricky time of the school year.
DoC recordings of native birdsong all prepped for mindfulness, imaginative writing, tummy breathing time - you choose.
Teaching tamariki the neuroscience behind worrying helps them make sense of the way it feels, so they can better work through it.
An interactive game that explores all the things we have in common, rather than focusing on our differences.
A relaxing colouring activity to promote relaxation and calm.
A game for identifying, naming and sharing emotions.
An activity for thinking about and adjusting our energy levels.
Teaching mindful breathing for focus and calm.
A breathing ‘experiment’ that extends tummy breathing.
A fun, energising, memory-based game
A creative writing activity for celebrating the senses.
A calming, mindfulness activity that boosts body awareness
A crafty activity that will give tamariki a calming keepsake.
This activity takes inspiration from the ordinary, yet extraordinary things in our natural world, as a mindfulness technique.
Make fun, feel-good posters for your classroom.
A fun literacy (and emotional literacy) activity that can last the whole week!
Our favourite ideas for teaching and encouraging gratitude.
A calming activity that boosts students’ awareness of the world around them.
A week of sensory fun and exploration.
Extending the connection between music and emotions.
Fostering a growth mindset and celebrating akoranga (learning).
When we're tired and tamariki are tired, tiny, quiet activities give us the time we all need to 'refresh'. Here's some go-to's from our weekly e-newsletter.
Sensory kete promote self-regulation and calm.
This activity encourages tamariki to think about their wellbeing, all the ways they can boost it and some of the great stuff they're already doing.
A tool that supports tamariki to feel settled and calm.
Absorbing, simple activities that help students relax and find flow.
Kōrero with a loved-one and create a poster about them.
Celebrating our identity, whānau and where we come from.
Our favourite ideas for boosting kindness at school and beyond.
Tuputupu is a fun, activity-based workbook created as part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori which uses te Reo and Whare Tapa Whā as a foundation for tamariki to understand and care for their hauora.
A habits activity to help Year 7 and 8 tamariki build empathy and learn new friendship skills
A resiliency-based set of activities based on reading, or listening to the book Rising Tide (He Tai Pari) – in English and/or te reo Māori.
A fun activity to help tamariki overcome inhibitions and get to know each other better
Previously called Got Your Back, this activity helps Year 7 and 8 tamariki reflect on the people who are there for them, and the different roles they can play.
This activity helps tamariki learn to manage emotions using a playground slide as a visualisation tool.
A funny game for helping tamariki understand and feel good about their strengths
A quiz to help senior students find their strengths and make a set of strengths cards.
This is a great calm down activity and so simple to play
Activities to help senior students start using and developing their strengths.
Traditional Māori breathing and mindfulness sequences.
This activity uses colours to help tamariki name emotions. Being able to recognise and name emotions is the biggest step towards successfully regulating them.
A co-design approach to creating a culture of kindness in your classroom and school.
With Te Ara Pū you can keep learning te reo sounds to help make kōrero easy.
A great aiga (family) connecting and learning activity highlighting the importance of our names.
An activity that’s fun and engaging for all students and has a unique Pacific focus – first create your fale (house), then create your classroom’s village!
From our friends at the Department of Conservation, this activity combines physical activity, mindfulness and being outside. All of best wellbeing bits that tamariki love!
An opportunity for tamariki to acknowledge and explore their amazing whenua (land) and heritage.
From our friends at the Department of Conservation, this activity combines taking notice of what's around us and immersing ourselves in the moment . Deep, calming sigh....!
Making memory posters to encourage connections to tamariki whānau and whakapapa with this simple interviewing activity.
When it's a first day back after a break, this activity provides and opportunity to kōrero about this and express how they're doing.
From our friends at the Department of Conservation - we love that this idea is so accessible to everyone while in home-learning, and the combination of reading (learning) and being outdoors will help tamariki feel great!
From our friends at the Department of Conservation. While lots of our tamariki love being outside, sometimes having something to hunt for can add a layer of excitement and increase the exercise!
From our friends at the Department of Conservation - this is a really simple mindfulness activity, only needing a quiet space to look and listen.
Sometimes we fall into habits, and sometimes we have to spend some time creating them. Here's how...
He ngohe hei whakaaro, hei āta whakariterite hoki i ngā taumata ngao.
Koinei ō mātou tino ariā ki te whakaako, ki te akiaki hoki i te whakawhetai.
He ngohe pāreka tēnei kia puta mai ai te tuakiri tūturu o te tamaiti, kia tuia pai te taura tangata hoki ki waenga i a rātou.
He ngohe pai tēnei ki te whakatau te mauri, ā, he mea māmā hoki te tākaro