Sparklers at Home

Whānau

Fun wellbeing activities to support whānau to look after their wellbeing and feel good.

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Karawhiua mai ōu moemoeā Matariki - Make a Matariki wish!

Make a moemoeā (wish) upon Hiwa-i-te-rangi, and how to make a good moemoeā (wish) come true!

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Supporting kids after the floods

If you're looking for ways to support your kids (and yourself!) after the recent floods across Canterbury, these tips can help.

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How to help kids feel good & have fun

Our tamariki need the basics – like food, warmth, shelter and clothing – but how can we foster their self-esteem and make them feel safe and loved? Here are our top tips.

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How to support our Rainbow kids

Supporting our kids to be who they truly are can make a huge difference to their wellbeing. This guide shares our top tips for staying their greatest source of support.

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Face masks and superheroes!

We're seeing more face masks around, which is great, but some tamariki may find this worrying or strange - here's a way to normalise face masks.

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Energy Rollercoaster

Learn about energy levels and how we can match them to fit the situation.

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Discover Your Strengths

Support your child to learn their strengths and discover yours too - while you're at it!

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Whānau Poster

Capture memories of your whānau - it builds connection both to them and your family's history.

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What's in a Name?

Names are important and often have special meaning or a story. Share and capture these.

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Juicy, Crispy, Crunch

A super simple introduction to mindfulness using your next snack break to practice.

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Sensory Poetry

Honing in on our senses develops our mindfulness skills – and mindfulness gives our wellbeing a boost!

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Mandala Colouring

When we 'lose ourselves,', in a calm activity it's called a 'flow' state. AND is happiness producing!

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Whare Tapa Whā and Keeping Pou Strong

Te Whare Tapa Whā is a great way to understand and explore hauora and what can impact it. This activity looks at bullying and upstanding and how these seemingly minor acts can have a big effect.

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Favourite Spaces

We all need a favourite space to retreat to! This activity validates the need for everyone to have a calm, happy space.

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Musical Adventures

A fun activity which helps us learn about the connection between music and our moods

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The Faces Game

Your whānau needs to talk about how you're all feeling (in a good way!) Here's a fun place to start.

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Sense of the Day

Mindfulness has heaps of wellbeing benefits. Here's a week of opportunities to learn to be more mindful.

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Musical Emotions

An activity to identify some of the music we feel connected to, and why.

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How to support your kids with diagnoses & differences

Having a child with differences can be tricky for you, and your child. This guide shares some things to try, based on the most up-to-date research.

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Pirate Play

This is a goodie to take to lawn, let your inhibitions go and have some dramatic, active fun!

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Body Scan

This is a mindfulness activity where you and the kids can find some proper, inner calm.

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What are the five ways to wellbeing?

Even if we're rundown, tired or stuck in a bit of a rut, there are simple things we can do every day to feel good.

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Wellbeing activities for the whānau

Simple whānau activities that have the added bonus of boosting wellbeing!

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How to help kids be grateful and kind

Being grateful and kind boosts the way we feel, and tends to make us more likeable human beings. So how can we help our tamariki learn these important skills?

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Help your kids love daily routines!

Having a predictable routine can help both younger and older children feel secure and happy.

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Rising Tide

Read Rising Tide, or listen to the audiobook in English and te Reo Māori as a way to connect with your child , kōrero about resilience and find active strategies to build resilience too.

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