Jan
15

Squish Dragon Art for Chinese New Year

Events

Chinese New Year on 25th Jan 2020! We have been trying out some of the activities available in our Chinese New Year 2020 download kit . This is an awesome open-ended art…  read on

Jan
14

Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rat

Events

Chinese New Year 2020 is the year of the Rat! This year the Chinese New Year celebrations, marking the beginning of a new year, will be held on January 25th. Based on the…  read on

Nov
05

5th of November, Remembering Parihaka

Events

Today is Parihaka Day, a day that marks a significant event in New Zealand’s history. We wrote a story that you can share with your tamariki if you would like to talk…  read on

Oct
30

Celebrate Diwali – Mehndi Activity

Ideas

Little hands will love this Mehndi Art activity!

Oct
15

Celebrate Diwali – Patakhe Art Activity

Messy Play

Try creating some Patakhe art (Patakhe means firework) in your centre or home to help learn about and celebrate Diwali, little hands will love this messy play activity!

Jul
01

A Few Easy Ways to Go Plastic Free in Your Centre or Home! #plasticfreejuly

Ideas

Here are some quick and easy ways to reduce single-use plastic items from our daily practices, only takes a teeny bit of extra planning, but makes a big difference to…  read on

Jun
05

What’s in Our Matariki Resource Kit?

General

  “Matariki Hunga Nui” (Matariki has many people because Matariki gathers people together) - Maori Proverb Matariki is celebrated in…  read on

May
28

Ngā Whetū O Matariki / the Stars of Matariki

General

Matariki is around the corner, and you’re probably starting to prepare for it! Grab a cuppa and read on to find out all about what the stars of Matariki mean….  read on

Feb
22

Ice Cream Dramatic Play

Dramatic Play

Ice Cream dramatic play download. I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream!  We almost had as much fun setting this up as the children did playing…  read on

Jan
15

How Do You Teach a Toddler About Waitangi Day?

General

Any Kiwi could tell you Waitangi day is an important day to be remembered throughout Aotearoa as it celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, creating a…  read on

Nov
16

Become a Sun Scientist

Outdoor Play

Here’s an awesome activity from our latest Summer Series – Sun Safety resource pack! This is a great experiment for the children to see the effects of the…  read on