Print the Whare Tapa Whā template directly onto either A4 or A3 cardboard. But if you're feeling super organised you might ask tamariki to bring a cereal box from home, or do this as a part of home-learning. To make the cardboard box version head to Sparklers at Home here.
- Tamariki can colour and decorate their Whare Tapa Whā and follow the instructions to 'build' the model.
- Cut out strips of paper, cardboard or use craft supplies such as iceblock sticks and ask tamariki to write examples of what they can do to support each pou.
- Tamariki can colour-code ideas for each pou so, for example, they make each Taha Whānau strip or stick blue. The ideas might pertain to school or home.
- Fill Whare Tapa Whā with all the ideas!
- When tamariki feel bored, or need a boost, they can pull out an idea from their whare! And they can add new ideas to it all the time!
Once tamariki have created their, a great way to introduce some ideas tamariki could try, and which enhance their overall wellbeing is by using our Whare Tapa Whā growth mindset slides or Seesaw activities: