He kete haerenga mō waho | A pack of Outside Adventures
Three of the Outside Adventure cards | DOC
The activities include:
- Tangohia ō hū | Let’s take our shoes off
- Me kai ki waho | Let’s eat outside
- Me tākaro kēmu ki waho | It’s time to play a game outside
- He rapu ngāngara te mahi | Let’s find some bugs together
- He tirotiro manu te mahi | Let’s go bird looking
- Tūhura mai | Let’s explore!
- He raupapa kōhatu te mahi | Let’s stack stones
- Me hanga mahere whenua | Let’s make a map
- Me mahi toi tātou | Let’s make art together
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Ma te tango i o hu e hono ai koe ki te whenua.
Taking your shoes off connects us with whenua.
Me whai i: Ō waewae.
You will need: Your waewae.
- Haere ki waho.
- Tangohia ō hū me ō tōkena.
Take off your shoes and socks.
- Ka rongo i te otaota, i ngā kōhatu, i te kirikiri me te oneone me ō waewae.
Feel the grass, stones, sand and dirt beneath your waewae.
- Me tango i ō hū, ka oma, ka peke, ka kori, ka tākaro hoki.
Run, skip, dance and play with bare waewae.
Me kai ki waho, he pikiniki te haere ake nei.
Eating outside makes for an anytime picnic.
Me whai i: Tētahi rā paki.
You will need: A sunny day!
- Haere ki te kai tahi me tō whānau ki waho – mō te parakuihi, te tina, te hapa rānei – ahakoa te wā!
Head outside with your whānau for kai – for breakfast, lunch, snacks or tea, anytime!
- Whakaritea mai he kai me tētahi paraikete, ka haere ki tētahi wāhi, e rawe ana, e harikoa ana ki a koe.
Pack some kai and a blanket and head outside to a spot in the garden that makes you feel relaxed and happy.
- Tohua he wāhi pai, e noho, kātahi ka kai.
Choose your spot, get comfy and share kai.
- Me tākaro, me tūhura hoki koe i taua wāhi.
Spend some time playing and exploring too.
- Haere ki waho, ka noho wehewehe, ki tētahi wāhi e pai ana.
Head outside and sit separately, somewhere comfy.
- Katia ō karu, ka whakarongo i ngā oro e takahuri ana i a koe.
Close your eyes and listen carefully to everything around you.
- Me tāpiri, me kape rānei i aua oro, kāre e rangona e te tangata!
Try to add or copy a noise to the outdoor sounds that nobody notices!
- Ki te mau koe, whakamātauhia he oro anō.
If you get caught, try again with another noise.
He mahi anō: Me mahi ā-rōpū ki te waihanga anō i ngā āhua o waho, i a koe i roto i te whare. Hei tauira, mahi tahi ki te waihanga i ngā oro o te moana, o te ngahere rānei.
Extra: Work as a team to recreate the outdoors, even when you’re inside. For example, work together to create the sound of the beach or bush.
Kei i a koe: He kōata whakarahi, ō whatu koi rānei.
You might have: A magnifying glass or you can use your bionic eyes.
- Haere ki waho ki ngā wāhi e mōhio ana koe he ngāngara kei reira – kei raro toka, kei ngā kohinga rau rākau, keria rānei he rua ki tō māra.
Head outside to places you might have seen bugs – under rocks or in leaf piles, or dig a hole in your garden.
- Āta mātakitakihia ngā ngāngara – he koemi, he tūoma rānei? Ka kaute 1, 2, 3, 4 …
Watch the bugs carefully – do they wriggle or scuttle? Count them 1, 2, 3, 4 …
- Ina mutu ana koe, whakahokia ngā mea i nekehia e koe, he toka i nekehia, te whakahoki i ngā rau, i ngā paru, kia noho pai tonu a rātou taiao.
Once you’re finished watching bugs, replace any rocks, dirt and leaves back so as not to disturb their home too much.
He mahi anō: Hāngaia he puni ngāngara mā te whakatūtū haere i ētahi rākau, ētahi rau ki tētahi wāhi o tō māra.
Extra: Make a bug hut by piling up some sticks and leaves somewhere in your garden. Keep checking to see if any bugs have moved in.
Me whai koe i: Ō waewae mōmoka me ō whatu pūkana!
You will need: Your quiet feet and wide eyes!
- Mēnā he makariri me tiro manu koe mai i tō matapihi, ki te kore, haere ki tō māra, ki te papa rēhia e tata ana rānei ki a koe.
If it’s cold you might look for birds out your window, otherwise, head into your garden or to the local park.
- Me āta haere, kaua hoki e hoihoi rawa – kia pai ai te tau o ngā manu.
Try and be quiet and still – that way birds will pass by and land.
- Whakarongo hoki ki ngā tangi a ngā manu. Me whakamātau koe ki te mahi i aua tangi.
Listen to their chirping. You can even try and make the same sounds.
- Ka kaute i ngā manu ka kitea e koe – 1, 2, 3, 4 …
Count the birds you see – 1, 2, 3, 4 …
Me whai koe i: Tēnei kāri me ō kare ā-rongo katoa!
You will need: This card and all of your senses!
Haere ki waho ka mahi i tētahi, i ētahi rānei o ngā mahi e rārangi ana i raro!
Head outside and do one of the lists, some of the lists or all the lists!
- Rapua he mea pīataata, mea nui, mea huruhuru!
Find something bright, something big, something fluffy!
- Rapua he mea kāre e taea te raweke, he mea ārani, he rawe tōna kakara!
Find something you can’t touch, something orange, something that smells nice!
- Rapua he mea iti, he mea hāwareware, he mea kāre anō koe kia kite!
Find something small, something slimy, something you’ve never seen before!
- Rapua he mea pirau, he mea waiporoporo, he mea ka taea tō tākaro!
Find something rotting, something purple, something you can play with!
He mahi anō: Haere ki te hīkoi i te ata, ahiahi pō rānei, ka tiro ki ngā tae o te ata, ki ngā tae o te ahiahi hoki.
Extra: Go for a walk at dawn or daybreak and notice as the colours change around you.
Me whai koe i: Ētahi kōhatu papatahi – ko ngā tahataha o ngā awa, ko ngā takutai moana ngā wāhi ka kitea ēnei momo kōhatu (he wā tūhura!).
You will need: Flattish stones – local riverbeds and beaches are good places to find these (and spend time exploring!).
- Rapua he kōhatu.
Find your stones.
- Me whakamātau ki te raupapa i ngā kōhatu kiateitei rawa.
Try stacking your stones as high as you can.
- Me tauutuutu te mahi, ka tiro nō wai te kōhatu ka whakatimana i te pou kōhatu!
Take turns to see whose stone makes the tower topple!
Me whai i: Tētahi pepa, he pene, he pene rākau karakara, he pene hinu, he karakara rānei.
You will need: A piece of paper, a pen, colouring pencils, crayons or felts.
- Mēnā he rangi ua, he makariri rānei, tirohia tō māra mai i tō matapihi, mēnā e pai ana, haere ki waho ki te āta tirotiro haere.
If it’s a cold or wet day, study your garden from your window, otherwise, head outside to take a closer look.
- Tāia ngā āhuatanga o tō māra, pērā i ngā taiapa, ngā rākau, tō rāina kākahu rānei.
Draw the features of your garden like fences, big trees or your washing line.
- Me tohu ka karakara i ngā wāhi mīharo o tō māra – he wāhi ngāngara, te wāhi pārekareka, te wāhi mahana…
Mark and colour the special places in your garden – the bug area, the fun area, the cosy area…
- Ina oti ana tō mahere, whakamahia hei mahere i tō haerenga tuarua ki waho!
Once your map is complete, use it to plan your next outside adventure!
Me whai i: Te hāpiapia, ngā karakara, pepa me te peita.
You will need: Some glue, crayons, paper and/or paint.
- Haere ki waho ki te kohi rau, rau pua.
Head outside and collect leaves and petals from the ground.
- Me whakamātau tēnei mahi toi mā te puru i te rau ki raro iho i tō pepa, kātahi ka muku mā te karakara. Hangaia he kāri, he pepa takai rānei mā tēnei mahinga toi!
Try some leafy tracing by putting a leaf under a piece of paper, then rubbing a crayon over the top. Make cards or wrapping paper using this technique!
- Me whakamātau hoki te peita i tētahi taha o ngā rau kua kohia, ka tā ki te pepa.
You could try painting leaves on one side and carefully stamping them on your paper.
- Hangaia rānei he kōwaiwai toirau mā te whakapiri rau, rau pua hoki ki tētahi whārangi pepa. Ka tāpiri i ō pikitia i muri iho.
Or make a leafy collage by glueing your leaves and petals onto your page. Add your own drawings all around.