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Category Archives: Kids to Five

At the hair salon!

Our tamariki from Kids to Five George have a real interest in hair design and care at the moment and have been dedicated to practicing and using all sorts of clips and attachments to express their creativity on each other, mannequins and even our teacher’s hair! We were warmly welcomed when we visited the local […]

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Hot Air Balloon Festival

To celebrate the hot air balloon festival (an annual event in Hamilton) our tamariki from Kids to Five Bader made a giant hot air balloon by doing a foot painting to decorate the balloon envelope and painting the carton box as the basket. Through various learning experiences, they are developing their literacy, numeracy and self-care skills. They are […]

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Kids to Five Bader Street’s Yard Sale

Despite a few raindrops and some grey clouds, the team and whanau at Kids to Five Bader Street gathered together on Saturday, 22nd November to enjoy a yard sale to raise money for their end of year children’s Christmas party! Butter chicken, candy apples, sausage sizzle, face painting and a jelly bean raffle were just a […]

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Kids to Five Bader Helps Raise Awareness about Breast Cancer

To help raise awareness about breast cancer the teachers and children at Kids to Five Bader decided to have a day dedicated to the colour pink! The kids enjoyed playing with pink playdough, gloop and getting creative with pink face paint. As treats, the children had pink(ish) food like strawberries, betroot, grapes and strawberry milk. A […]

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Kids to Five Green St’s Duckling Visit

Just recently in the Kids to Five Green St preschool room, we have had a special visit from a lovely little duckling who now lives at Stevie-lee’s place. Stevie-Lee and her whanau found her at a local park and as she was on her own, decided to take her in as one of their whanau. […]

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Poi and Kapahaka at Kids to Five Bader

The tamariki at Kids to Five Bader have enjoyed experimenting and exploring our poi and kappa haka outfits mixing music and dance together to create a beautiful display of cultural appreciation! Just look at the enjoyment on their faces! Kani kani!

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Springtime at Kids to Five Green St

Now that Spring is here Kids to Five Green St have returned to our small garden that we had constructed back in May. There are now beautiful tulips and daffodils blooming. As Kaiako we are revisiting the learning and experiences with the tamariki, reminding them of how we planted the bulbs and explaining that the […]

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‘Frozen’ Party at Kids to Five Puketaha

Kids to Five Puketaha recently held a party themed Frozen. It was a magical night with disco lights, dancing, photo taking and food. All the kids had a great time getting dressed up as their favourite charaters from the movie Frozen and showing them off to their friends and family. The centre was set up […]

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Kids to Five Bader Marae Visit

Members of the Kidicorp community from Central and Upper North Island gathered together on the 18th and 19th of July 2014 to experience a Marae visit of a different kind. The Visit included a PD on Te Pumaomao, hosted by Takawai and Chris Murphy who introduced the Kidicorp team to a view of understanding, respect […]

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