Team Kahikatea: Learning Through Play
Birdhouses or Feeders
In the winter, birds can get extra hungry, especially if the ground is icy.
Can you design and create your own birdhouse or bird feeder?
Think about what makes an effective birdhouse, for example, how can you design it so that cats can't jump up and grab the birds?
It is a great idea to draw your design first and label the parts. Think about all of the features, e.g. how will the birds get in?
Take photos of your design or completed birdhouse and send them in on Seesaw!
Click on this Otago Museum link to learn more about birds and get some more ideas about bird feeders.
Photo from: https://www.happinessishomemade.net/collage-birdhouses/
How to draw a grasshopper
Once you have drawn your grasshopper, have a think about grasshoppers. What do you know about them? Are they an insect, a mammal, a reptile or a bird? How do you know this?
How to draw a cow
Once you have drawn your cow, have a think about cows. What do you know about them? Are they an insect, a mammal, a reptile or a bird? How do you know this?
How to draw a crocodile
Once you have drawn your crocodile, have a think about crocodiles. What do you know about them? Are they an insect, a mammal, a reptile or a bird? How do you know this?
How to draw a blue bird
Once you have drawn your blue bird, have a think about blue birds. What do you know about them? What makes a bird a bird?
What can you make with any clean recycling items from your home? Make sure to take a photo and show us your creation!
Hide two of your toys/objects around the house. Draw a treasure map or give directions for how somebody in your house can find them.
What pictures could you turn each letter of the alphabet into? Get creative and show us what the different letters of the alphabet can look like!
Using some clean laundry, create a piece of art! Take a photo as we would love to see it.
Make stick puppets of the people in your whānau, then create a play. You may even want to video your play and share it with your home group teacher!
How many people are in your family? Make a paper chain and decorate each person.
Thank You Card
Make a thank you card for someone in your whānau. Include a colourful picture on the front. Remember to say who your card is to, and who it is from.
Make Aboriginal Rhythm Sticks
Make a Japanese Fan
Young Ocean Explorers
Create your own animal!
Spend 5-10 mins listing or drawing all the animals you can think of. Review your list. Take a blank piece of paper and fold into three, so you have space for a head, body and tail. Now choose three animals to make your own, new creature (example picture on the left). Give your animal a name.
The Day the Crayons Quit - Art
Create a picture that uses all of the colours in the book… just like Duncan did. You may want to use crayons, coloured pencils, or felts.
Coding and Robot Remote
Head to https://scratch.mit.edu/ideas to learn about coding. Make your robot work by writing code! Download the Scratch Junior app to do further coding. After that, you might like to make a robot remote (see picture on the right).
Get some paper plates (or cut large circles from cereal or other old boxes at home), find some sticks, and a balloon or soft ball and you're away...paper plate tennis!
Fruit Juice Song and Dance
Can you learn the Fruit Juice song and dance? We could have a go at doing this all together when we get back to school!