Sparklers at Home activities
For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (21-27 September), our friends at Sparklers at Home are creating a workbook (Tuputupu) for that will also work across Māori Language Week (14-20 September).
Tuputupu focuses on growing kumara and the history of kumara in New Zealand and the Pacific. It's informed by Te Whare Tapa Whā and highlights the many wellbeing benefits that can come from the simple act of planting, nurturing and sharing kumara.
Tuputupu includes a step-by-step guide to growing kumara, and includes information on preparing the soil, growing kumara tipu, planting, harvesting and cooking. As well as being full of fun wellbeing activities for tamariki, the workbook also has Te Wiki o te Reo Māori focused activities. Tamariki can do the activities at their own pace, either at home with whānau or in the classroom.