Mahi Pai

Join Te Ataakura Pewhairangi and 6 colourful taniwha. Children explore through waiata and active play while combining Te Reo Māori and New Zealand sign language into pure unbridled fun! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7.30am. Repeats 4.00pm.

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Activities

Join in on the fun, follow the steps and create the items featured in each episode. From episode 3 onwards.

EPISODE 20 PUKAPUKA

MATERIALS:

  • 2 paper bags
  • A hole punch
  • String

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First fold each paper bag in half. Since one side of the bag is open and the other closed, alternate the directions of the bags
  2. Using the folded line as a guide, use the hole punch to put two holes in the middle
  3. Then we thread our string through the holes like this and tie a tight knot – this will hold the paper bags together.
  4. And now you have your very own book! You can make 4 of these books, one for each season and put each month of that season on its own page.

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EPISODE 19

MATERIALS:

  • A circle paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Pen and ruler
  • Popsicle stick
  • Hole punch
  • Something sharp that can pop a hole into the middle of the plate
  •  A butterfly clip

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Divide the paper plate into twelve parts with your ruler and pen.

    Using something sharp, make a small hole in the centre of the paper plate

    Attach the popsicle stick dial to the wheel and pop the butterfly clip through both holes

    Now you can colour in the months of the year and use the spinner to show what month it is!

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    EPISODE 18 AO KI TE PŌ

  2. Write a month of the year in each part
  3. To make the dial, first cut off the end of a popsicle stick with scissors to get the right length
  4. Make a hole in one end with the hole punch
  • A Styrofoam ball painted green and blue like Earth (if you don’t have one, any ball will do)
  • A stick
  • A torch

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Poke your stick into the bottom of the ball, this will be used to turn the ball. If you’re just using a ball, you won’t need the stick, you can use your hands to turn the ball.
  2. In a dark room, turn on the torch and shine it on to Earth, while turning it at the same time. This shows how and day and night happens.
    Planet Earth is always turning, so when one side is facing the sun, it’s day. That means  on the other side it’s night.

There you have it, day and night.  You can go online to https://www.looksharpstore.co.nz for all your craft needs


EPISODE 17 WĪRA HURIHURI

MATERIALS:

  • A circle paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Pen and ruler
  • Popsicle stick
  • Hole punch
  • Something sharp that can pop a hole into the middle of the plate
  •  A butterfly clip

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Divide the paper plate into seven parts with your ruler and pen.
  2. Write a day of the week in each part
  3. To make the dial, first cut off the end of a popsicle stick with scissors to get the right length
  4. Make a hole in one end with the hole punch
  5. Using something sharp, make a small hole in the centre of the paper plate
  6. Attach the popsicle stick dial to the wheel and pop the butterfly clip through both holes
  7. Now you can colour in the days of the week and use the spinner to show what day it is!

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EPISODE 16 TĀ RAU

MATERIALS:

  • Paper
  • Leaves
  • Paint
  • A paint roller

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Roll some paint onto your leaves with the roller. Yellow and orange are the colour of leaves in ngahuru
  2. Place the leaf you’ve painted on your paper with the painted side facing down so the paint goes onto the paper
  3. Remove your leaf and look at the awesome leaf you’ve drawn
  4. If you like, you can roll a few more to fill up the whole paper.

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EPISODE 15 TĀWHAI RAU

MATERIALS:

  • Crayons
  • Paper
  • Leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Place a leaf under your paper
  2.  Put the leaf vein side up, see
  3. Then all you have to do is use the side of the crayon to colour over the leaf

And there you have it, your very own leaf drawing!  You can go online to https://www.looksharpstore.co.nz for all your craft needs


EPISODE 14 MĀRA KAI

MATERIALS

  • Carrot seeds
  • Broccoli seeds
  • Cauliflower seeds
  • Egg shells
  • 1 egg carton
  • Soil from the garden
  • Water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First, put some soil in each egg shell
  2. Place seeds into the soil
  3. Cover the seeds with a little bit more soil
  4. Add a little bit of water and your done!
  5. Place the carton in a sunny window, water them daily and in a few weeks’ time you’ll see the beginnings of kai!

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EPISODE 13: PUTIPUTI

MATERIALS:

  • White flowers (we’re going to use white roses, but you can use any white flowers with a long stem)
  • Food coloring (whichever colours you prefer)
  • A Glass
  • Water
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Trim the stem of the flower so that they will fit nicely into your glass. Giving them a fresh cut also helps them to absorb the coloured water more quickly
  2. Fill your cup with water, then add several drops of food colouring and a flower to the cup
  3. Now, place the flowers in a sunny spot and let them sit for a few days in the coloured water and see what happens.

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EPISODE 12: KĀHUI WHETŪ

MATERIALS:

  • A jar
  • A disposable cake pan
  • He rama pāwhiri
  • A needle (or something sharp to poke holes in the cake pan)
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First, cut out the bottom of the disposable cake pan and you’re going to poke holes in it, they’ll be the stars
  2. Roll the aluminum sheet until it fits inside the jar
  3. Turn the light on, fix it to the lid, then screw the lid on to the jar
  4. Lastly, take into a dark room and enjoy your very on kāhui whetū!

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EPISODE 11: KĒKĒAO

MATERIALS:

  • A jar
  • Water
  • Shaving foam
  • Blue food colouring
  • A dropper

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill your jar about three quarters full with water
  2. Use the shaving foam to create a cloud on top of the water
  3. Now drop the blue food colouring into the ‘cloud’ - Like real clouds, it’s filling up and the cloud gets so full of water it can’t hold anymore, so the water falls to the ground. You will see the rain-like effect.

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EPISODE 10: PANI ĀRAI RĀ

MATERIALS:

  • Black construction paper
  • Sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the construction paper in half
  2. Put sunscreen on the palm of your hand and make a hand print on one side of the paper
  3. Put your paper outside in a sunny spot for a few hours
  4. After leaving the paper in the sun for a few hours, you will that the side that doesn’t have sunscreen will be all faded, while side with sun block will stay the same. The sunscreen protects the paper just like it does our skin!

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EPISODE 9: MOANA

MATERIALS:

  • A ziplock bag
  • Hair gel
  • Blue food coloring
  • Glitter
  • Sea animal toys
  • Packing tape

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First, we put some hair gel in the ziplock bag
  2. Add a few drops of blue food colouring, then glitter.
  3. Next, add a few sea animals to your moana, we’ve chosen ones that aren’t sharp, so they don’t pierce the bag.
  4.  Put some tape around the outside to keep it secure, and if you want you can even put it in a frame and put it up on the wall!

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EPISODE 8

MATERIALS:

  • A muffin tray
  • Food colouring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple)
  • Baking soda
  • A glass of Vinegar
  • And a spoon of water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First, put the various colours into the tray
  2. Then cover it with baking soda
  3. Using the spoon, put the vinegar over the baking soda
  4. The colours will come through and fizz. The fizz happens because the baking soda and vinegar are both chemicals which cause this reaction!

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EPISODE 7: HERU MĀWHERO

MATERIALS:

  • Comb
  • Some pink feathers
  • Some pink diamante stickers
  • Double-sided tape

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Attach pink diamante stickers to the comb – you can decorate it however you’d like
  2. Using double-sided tape, stick the pink feather to the comb.
  3. And look! Your very own heru! 

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EPISODE 6: IKARANGI WAIPOROPORO

MATERIALS:

  • Glass jar with a lid
  • Paint ( we’ll use purple and pink)
  • Cotton balls
  • Glitter (silver is usually good for stars!)        
  • Water          
  • A stick

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill a 1/3 of the jar with water and add some drops of paint into the water.
  2. Now put the lid on and shake shake shake.
  3. Next, add a bit of glitter
  4. Stretch out the cotton balls and add them to the water until the bottom is filled. Press them down into the water with the stick.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until the jar is full.
  6. Shake, shake, shake, so it mixes all together.
  7. And look! Your very own ikarangi waiporoporo! 
     

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EPISODE 5: MOANA KI ROTO PĀTARA

MATERIALS:

  • A Glass Bottle half filled with water
  • Kikorangi Glitter Glue
  • Silver Glitter
  • Shells from the beach

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Squeeze the blue glue into the water
  2.  Add the silver glitter
  3.  Next, put the lid on and give it a bit of a shake up
  4.  Take the cap off and pop the shells in. Put the cap back on and give it another good shake. Don’t worry if it’s a little clumpy at first, it might take a few minutes for the glue to thoroughly mix
  5.  And done, your own little piece of the ocean at home!

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EPISODE 4: MĀRA KAI 

MATERIALS:

  • Cucumber seeds
  • Mint seeds
  • Bean seeds
  • Egg shells
  • 1 egg carton
  • Soil from the garden
  • Water


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First, put some soil in each egg shell
  2. Place seeds into the soil
  3. Cover the seeds with a little bit more soil
  4. Add a little bit of water and your done!
  5. Place the carton in a sunny window, water them daily and in a few weeks’ time you’ll see the beginnings of kai!

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EPISODE 3: PUIA REMANA


MATERIALS:

  • 1 lemon halved
  • Yellow food colouring
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Baking soda
  • 1 dropper
  • 1 popsicle stick


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Using the dropper, drop a few drops of yellow food colouring into the centre of the lemon
  2. Add in a good squeeze of dishwashing liquid to the lemon
  3. Add a spoonful of baking soda into the lemon. It should start to fizz!
  4. Using the popsicle stick, pierce the flesh of the lemon. This will cause the baking soda to react with the citric acid in the lemon juice and it should start bubbling really well. Squeezing the lemon to release the juices also enhances the reaction


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