Lots of cool ideas her including:

  • connecting with and learning more about birds in your backyard

  • connecting with and learning more about insects in your backyard

  • learning more about the night sky

  • creating leaf art

  • getting moving in nature

  • ... and much, much more!

This activity encourages everyday kindness by creating opportunities for kids to be kind to each other and the people they care about.

Kindness is something that often comes naturally, but it's good to focus on it too and have it as a real whānau value.

Here's a link to 'The Kindness Compliment Sheet' - very cool indeed!

'Juicy, Crispy, Crunch' encourages children to slow down and make what might be a mundane activity, like eating, more enjoyable, and relaxing too.

If your child is interested, with your support, in writing a sensory poem, follow this link for some ideas about where to start and how to help your children with this activity.

  • try some of these Calming Activities (... and, don't you just wish you had a fish? Lucky you, if you do!)

Visit the Department of Conservation website here, for some wonderful ideas for both indoors and outdoors, including viewing the live stream of the royal albatross down at Taiaroa Head.

This link take you to the Deaprtmant of Conservation's website, and what a wonderful selection of out door activities they have listed here for you, from attracting lizards into your garden to growing seeds!

If any of your daily activities help to make you feel energised, relaxed and happy, then they are definitely contributing to your feeling wellbeing.

Getting outside helps us feel ka rawe! Rain or shine, there's heaps of fun you can have right outside your backdoor.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Koru team enjoy Cosmic Kids yoga and breathing techniques.

Click here to go to the site


Fun wellbeing activities to support whānau to look after their wellbeing and feel good.

Sparklers link

Go Noodle

Go Noodle is a website to get kids moving with short interactive activities. There are lots of songs to dance to, silly rhymes to learn, breathing activities, guided relaxation activities and many more.

Parents can also search Go Noodle on YouTube to find more videos to join in with.

Go Noodle website


Scroll down quite some way through the page linked below, to find the section called 'Develop Fundamental Skills at Home'. Here you will find many activities which will help support your child's developing movement skills. Lots of fun to be had here!

Tumbletimes link

We'd love it if you were to take a photo and email this through to your Home Group teacher, along with an explanation saying why it's your 'favourite space'.

Keep having fun as you select different activities from this guide each day. Just click on the link above. You could use the guide as a checklist. How many different activities can you tick off? Take photos as you go and email them to your Home Group teacher. We'd love to see some of the fun you're having!

You could create your own 'gratitude journal'. Being grateful or thankful makes us feel happier.

There are some other lovely ideas here for you too:

  • you could make thank you cards

  • you could ask a parent to help you write a chalk message on the foot path for your friends or other family members

This is a link to a fun, arty activity which helps children to talk about and understand how they are feeling - great for somewhat uncertain times.