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Play ideas and activities Stained’ glass / He matapihi taea Stages: 3 to 5 years

Why do it?

Why do it? /He aha e mahi ai?

So tamariki can:

  • Have an opportunity to be creative
  • Practise their problem solving skills
  • Get better control in using scissors
  • Make a present to give someone.

How to do it

How to do it / Te tikanga mō tēnei mahi:

  • You need A4 paper (coloured paper is good, especially black paper), scissors, sticky tape and coloured cellophane
  • Help your tamaiti fold the paper in half and then into quarters
  • Show them how to cut different shapes and sizes into the folded edges of the paper
  • Open out the folds and see what shapes have been created
  • Carry on with folding and cutting until they’ve had enough
  • Decide on a ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ side of the paper
  • Help them to cut pieces of cellophane to tape over the holes on the wrong side.
  • The finished ‘stained glass’ looks good taped to a window so the light shines through the coloured cellophane

Using more reo Māori

Stained glass

Fold

Pokaitanga

Edge

Tapa

Oval

Porotītaha

Triange

Tapatoru

Circle

Porohita

Red

Whero

Greeen

Kakariki

Yellow

Kōwhai

Blue

Kikorangi

Window

Matapihi