Helping tamariki discover how music affects their mood.
Helping tamariki discover how music affects their mood.
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.
Use the Whare Tapa Whā hauora model to check in with your collective tamariki wellbeing.
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 calming game that paves the way for tummy breathing.
A game for identifying, naming and sharing emotions.
An activity for thinking about and adjusting our energy levels.
A group exercise for showing and guessing different emotions.
A quick game that promotes cooperation, patience and trust.
Teaching mindful breathing for focus and calm.
A breathing ‘experiment’ that extends tummy breathing.
A fun, energising, memory-based game
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.
A practical mindfulness activity using our senses.
A fun literacy (and emotional literacy) activity that can last the whole week!
Helping tamariki understand and manage their worries.
Two games that helps students discover their inner pause button.
Our favourite ideas for teaching and encouraging gratitude.
Boost children’s awareness of the world around them.
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.
A habits activity to help Year 7 and 8 tamariki build empathy and learn new friendship skills
A trust game without any risk! This activity is designed to help tamariki work together on a shared goal
These energising warm-ups encourage team work and communication.
Create an interactive classroom rollercoaster, and support tamariki to develop their emotional literacy and regulation
A video-making activity for senior tamariki to learn about managing big emotions, and teach others to too.
We’ve created this activity to encourage tamariki to think about Pink Shirt Day beyond the colour pink.
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.
A simple and imaginative trust game (without too much risk!), this activity helps tamariki work together
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.
Practice listening, asking questions, having conversations and building empathy.
An acting exercise that helps tamariki learn to manage tricky situations and big emotions.
A partner activity promoting teamwork and a bit of active problem solving.
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 fun and memorable lesson about diversity, acceptance and being our true selves
Demonstrating how our actions impact others.
A traditional, fun and energetic challenge for tamariki.
A familiar and fun game that tamariki LOVE!
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.
Create a shaker (maybe out of paūa) whose sound will lead you to your friends. This is a great 'taking notice' game.
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!
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.
We all know books have super powers. Here’s an activity that will use them to help tamariki develop emotional literacy, tune in to how others are feeling and know how to react to different emotions.
Help tamariki find the ways that best suit them to support their hauora and wellbeing.
From our friends at the Department of Conservation - this is a really simple mindfulness activity, only needing a quiet space to look and listen.
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