• Jones chose two colours of play dough that could be mixed to make green. The tamariki explored mixing by rolling the play dough together with the rolling pin. Then they created pizzas with the new dough. Jones used the end of the rolling pin to create a circle shape to be the pepperoni.
  • Cora and Alexander played together. Cora helped guide him to complete puzzles sharing her knowledge of which pieces go where. She held his hand as she led him around outside. They also played with the shopping check out together.


  • The tamariki were excited as they watched the green play dough appear. By exploring the play dough tools the tamariki found new ways to experiment with colour and to be creative. Exploration/Mana aotūroa: Children become increasingly capable of playing, imagining, inventing and experimenting/ te whakaaro me te tūhurahura I te pūtaiao.
  • Cora supported Alexander in play representing a tuakana teina relationship. Cora was kind and caring as she supported Alexander in the play they shared together. Tuakana/teina refers to the relationship between an older (tuakana) person and a younger (teina) person and is specific to teaching and learning in the Māori context. Within teaching and learning contexts, this can take a variety of forms: Peer to peer – teina teaches teina, tuakana teaches tuakana.


  • The two colours of play dough will be set up again tomorrow.
  • We will continue to share and celebrate the tamariki relationships.