Whakatauki for Olympians!

Whakataukī in Olympic resource

I love beginning any topic with a whakataukī (proverb). They are so wise and often have several layers of meaning. As part of the Olympic resource I chose the good old
 “Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe me maunga teitei”
This is a great opportunity to include growth mindset ideas of perseverance and goal setting.
This little activity is one of my favourites. I’m a “flap” person and this activity has  mountain and cloud flaps under which are written positive phrases in Māori or growth mindset kōrero.

I have photocopied this one in black and white (photocopy BUDGET). 
The tamariki can have fun colouring in, adding words or phrases. This one had the mountain”flap” cut into it to make koru patterns.
There are growth mindset “mantra” and positive encouragement phrases in the resource pack. This activity is one to have real fun with.
Cut out some letters from mags to make words and phrases.
Photos of favourite sportspeople
Let the tamariki have flap fun!ktk
and of course this is such a wonderful whakataukī about “going for it” Karawhuia!


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