Play ideas for playgroups

Children learn through play. The principles and strands of Te Whāriki should be evident in each activity.

We have put together some ideas for play to support children’s learning:

These play ideas have been developed for playgroups. Feel free to use them at other types of ECE service, but make sure you’re still following the regulations and licensing criteria that apply to your service type. Parents may also find this information useful.


Visit the page for each play idea above to download individual print versions. These will be smaller in file size.

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