Thursday, 21 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week One Day Four Activity Two: Playing Games

Activity 2: Playing Games
Hundreds of years ago, young Māori children were taught to play a number of games, including Poi Rakau, Ki O Rahi, Koruru Taonga
and Poi Toa. Read about each of these four games on the Rangatahi tu Rangatira website. Have you played any of them before? Isn’t it cool how the games have been passed down for generations?

Choose one game, and on your blog, tell us the (i) name of the game, (ii) the goal or purpose of the game, and (iii) two rules.

You could try playing some of the games with a friend.



  1. Hi Saveu
    My name is Sarah and I go to Glen Innes School.
    I did the same activity and I also picked the game poi rakau. It is such an amazing game. Why did you pick Poi rakau?

  2. Hey Save’u,

    Thank you for including pictures in your post. You’ve really considered the fact that people may not know what the game is supposed to look like just by reading the description. Perhaps next time you could add a video of Poi Rakau in action.

    I really like this game because you can make it more challenging and exciting by adding other movements. I would add a rule where you had to clap twice before you are able to grab the stick. What would you do to add a little bit of a challenge to a game of Poi Rakau?

    Keep up the good work, I look forward to reading more!

    Toe feiloa’i fo’i,


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