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Educational Dance Fitness Resource for Primary School Tamariki

Teacher Resources - Superheroes

Art/Body Parts

Art.  MAHI TOI. 

Draw Māui!

Tips for tamariki:

- Māui is not big like he's often shown - he's little!

- He's cheeky: the ultimate trickster hero! 

- He is said to have one eye like an eel and one like pounamu. Perhaps this means one is blue, and the other green.

- He is left-handed. 

- He's an explorer and a shapeshifter who can turn into animals such as birds. 

- He's great at games, juggling and fishing. His feats include slowing the Sun, and fishing up the North Island: Te Ika a Māui.

Want more background on Māui? Subscribers: listen to Hī Hā's exciting retellings of Māui myths that move:

Some examples below: