Auckland Live Kids Club
Kia ora, welcome to the Auckland Live Kids Club! Stay tuned, as Auckland Live brings more fun for you and your whānau.
Get your puzzle-solving hat on and sharpen your colouring pencils…we’ve rounded up the best of our past Auckland Live Kids Club activities so they can now all be easily accessed in handy printable downloads!
Make your own musical instrument, learn some graceful ballet steps, get crafty and create your own poi, and see if you can solve all the puzzles. There’s loads of fun to be had!
Kupu for Kids
Have a go at saying these kupu (words) in te reo Māori.
Ihi - an energetic force
Te whare tapere - theatre
Tūnga whakamihi - curtain call
Tūrama - lighting
Te papa tūwaewae - stage
Whakaharatau - practiced
Kākahu - costumes
Kaimātakitaki - audience
Tuaroa - backstage
Whakaaturanga - perform
Now let’s put it all together in a little story:
A kapa haka group stood tuaroa (backstage) ready to whakaaturanga (perform). They had whakaharatau (practiced) for weeks; they’d made some awesome kākahu (costumes) and were ready to show the kaimātakitaki (audience) their performance. As they waited for the tūnga whakamihi (curtain call), they could feel the tūrama (lighting) hit the te papa tūwaewae (stage), and just like that, the ihi (energy) came from their bodies and they took over the Te Whare Tapere (Theatre).
Make ocean slime with the New Zealand Maritime Museum
Feeling stuck for weekend activities? Get unstuck with the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s sticky slime-making video and learn how to make bluey, ooey, gooey ocean slime!
Activity booklets with the Auckland Zoo
Get creative with the Auckland Zoo. They’ve put together some wild workbooks for you to download and enjoy! From big creatures to tiny critters, you’ll find fun themed activities like drawing, colouring, facts and puzzles.
Discover the African animals that live at Auckland Zoo and see if you can answer the questions in the activity book.
Join the Club and Get Tagging
Join our Facebook group and look out for great low-cost and free events to attend, online activities and videos to keep the little ones entertained, ticket offers and giveaways, and more!