40 ka pai things to do
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Introduction

Ideas to make it easy to spend some fun time outside. Rain or shine, there’s heaps of fun you can have right outside your backdoor.

Highlights

Thank you to our friends at Sparklers who helped create these 'bubble appropriate' outdoor activities.

Getting outside makes us feel good. Rain or shine, there’s heaps of fun you can have right outside your backdoor. From playing hide and seek, to watching the stars and jumping in puddles. Check out the activities in this worksheet.

Download 40 ka pai things to do outside worksheet (PDF, 819K)

Activities

  • Play tag
  • Kick a ball around
  • Build a hut
  • Play hide and seek
  • Wash the car
  • Weave harakeke
  • Lie on the grass
  • Find cloud shapes
  • Dig a hole
  • Play catch
  • Jump in puddles
  • Dig for worms
  • Catch rain on your tongue
  • Kōrero (talk) with the plants
  • Look at ngā whetū (the stars)
  • Skip, run, jump, dance, repeat!
  • Read a pukapuka (book) under a tree
  • Explore with a magnifying glass (or old specs)
  • Fly paper planes
  • Cartwheel and handstand
  • Make a treasure hunt
  • Have a teddy bear picnic
  • Make a daisy chain
  • Run around with paper strips
  • Wash the windows
  • Pick some flowers
  • Gather seeds and plant them!
  • Play hide and seek
  • Make a leaf collection
  • Make a nature mandala
  • Make a mini moat in the garden/gravel
  • Make a leaf and rākau (stick) creature
  • Make and float a leaf waka
  • Make a bark rubbing
  • Head out with torch at night!
  • Waiata (sing) with the birds
  • Play ‘real’ pick-up sticks
  • Look for spider webs
  • Paint a kōhatu (rock) friend
  • Camouflage yourself in the garden
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