School Values and Me
Te Whare Tapa Whā provides an excellent way for tamariki to kōrero and understand school values and the positive difference they make.
Many schools, kura and classrooms have special manu and rākau they associate with. We've created these to add to your classroom and learn from.
DoC recordings of native birdsong all prepped for mindfulness, imaginative writing, tummy breathing time - you choose.
A creative writing activity for celebrating the senses.
A calming, mindfulness activity that boosts body awareness
An energising game of compliment giving and receiving.
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.
Make fun, feel-good posters for your classroom.
A fun literacy (and emotional literacy) activity that can last the whole week!
A calming activity that boosts students’ awareness of the world around them.
A week of sensory fun and exploration.
Celebrating our strengths and being unique.
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.
Absorbing, simple activities that help students relax and find flow.
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 fun way to foster kindness, gratitude and the joy of giving.
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.
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 quiz to help senior students find their strengths and make a set of strengths cards.
An acting exercise that helps tamariki learn to manage tricky situations and big emotions.
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 tamariki-led approach to creating a culture of kindness in your school.
A co-design approach to creating a culture of kindness in your classroom and school.
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!
Making memory posters to encourage connections to tamariki whānau and whakapapa with this simple interviewing activity.
A book review worksheet for exploring books with positive diversity, emotion or wellbeing- based themes.
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!
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.