From our visit to Te Ana Rock Art Centre we organised a reciporcal visit to Kindergarten. Rachel and Wes arrived with the resources to mahi tahi with the children to construct a kite - this links with our activities we have been doing while celebrating matariki.
Wes explained that they import toi toi and flax from Argentina providing different colours and as he said, "They are a lot nicer to look at!" He also added that the toi toi leaves last longer when sprayed with hairspray.
While the kite was being constructed the children applied their construction skills to make a whetu/stars. Natasha and Ashleigh expertly guided the children to strive for accuracy when cutting the flax to size and glue together their whetu shapes.
From the visit we are now would like to purchase a New Zealand flax to plant in the garden and use the frongs for future activities.
We work together for maximum impact
Ka mahi ngātahi mo te tukinga nui tonu