Some maths options!
Send compliments via paper plane!
Tamariki can create paper plane using simple origami instructions like these. Then you might select another class member for them to write compliments about, covering the plane with as many as they can think of. Or ask tamariki to sit in a circle, fold their paper plan, then add their own name to this. They then pass their plane to the person on their right, and each plane travels around the circle collecting a compliment from each student. When the planes are nearly 'home' with their owners, take everyone outside and each student can launch their plane back to its owner.
Have them sit on the grass while they read them through, and soak them up in the sun.
This ideas was created by the groovy HLED122 2021 students at University of Canterbury. Ngā mihi for this super cool addition.
Compliments and times tables - what a combo!
We know that Chatterboxes are often used to support tamariki learning times tables. Add a compliment or kind action as the final prompt. A few options we love:
- Awesome mahi! - go give a compliment.
- That's so cool! - go help someone out for 5 minutes.
- Ka rewe! - head off to share your smile.
- Wicked! - go tell someone they're awesome and why.
This idea was beautifully created by Zoe Raines as part of the HLED122 paper at University of Canterbury.
Other ideas to extend Compliment Tag:
Share compliments using Compliment Tikete in your classroom. They're simple to use and great for short bursts to support positive behaviours and kindness.
Make Compliment posters or try our Everyday kindness activity.
Check out this awesome Sparklers at home resource How to help kids be grateful and kind