Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Maori Hand Games

Maori hand games
Hey everyone today I am going to be showing you how to do some of the Maori hand games.So far our class has been going in group's to learn Maori hand games.The thing's we did there were string(whai),knuckle bones(koruru),clap(paki),hei tama tu tama and hipitiotio.My favorite Moari hand game was the whai,the Maori name for a string.We first had to practice the waka(cup and saucer)and the jellyfish(para shoot).Before I got there I felt really exited because it was really fun the last time I did it.What I want to improve is hei tama tu tama. When I played against Taylah we kept mucking up and just started laughing,and I have to practice my words for hei tama tu tama,I just keep on saying something like: Tutmatita!What I learned was how to play hei tama tu tama.I thought it was really hard,just swinging my arm's everywhere,I also thought it was a little confusing.Something that really challenged me was the knuckle bones(Koruru).We had to try and throw one of the five into the air,pick up one more and catch it,through one,pick up one,catch the one you threw,catch that one and then throw two and carry that on until you get to the end.After that you start to throw one and put one down until you get to the end.Another one that is good if you have never done it is throw it,tap the ground and then catch it.a safe height to throw it is eye-level.When I left I felt sad because it finally ended.
Take a look below to see a photo of Maori hand games➡➡➡➡➡➡➡➡➡➡➡

This is when we were doing the knuckle bones.

 this is when we were being introduced.

 and string games

Well thank's for seeing this blog post bye!!!

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