He aha ai? – Why we love it
Matariki connects us to our past, present and future, and this activity helps whānau bring all these elements together. It could make for a wonderful new tradition.
In this activity tamariki create a placemat to encourage shared kai during Matariki with their whānau, which includes kōrero starters and activities focused on reflecting on the past year, celebrating what we have, and planning more good times for the future.
The activity encourages people to notice the positive things about their lives and how spending time thinking about these, and writing them down can:
- evoke positive feelings and emotions
- remind us of all the things and people who contribute to our lives
- help build appreciation, empathy and kindness.