Wā tākaro – Play time
Taea whai ngahau – Let’s have fun
These games, sports and pastimes here have been played for a long time by people all around the world.
They have provided participants with hours of fun while supporting good health and strong relationships.
You might already do some of them or they might be new.
If you give them a go you can make equipment using traditional materials or new ones. It doesn’t really matter as long as you have fun and stay safe.
If you are an early childhood centre or school and you encourage children to do any of the games etc you will be carrying on an important part of Māori culture that has always been used to raise happy, healthy, skilful children. Even better is an adult joins in.
Some can be done inside but why not get outside and interact with the atua.