Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Maori Hand Games Lesson

Te Maori Ringaringa Kemu
Step One: You need five or more in a group.  The group forms a circle.
Step Two: to start the game you use the words below in a beat pattern.
Words:
Atawhai mai aku ringa
Hand Action:
Slap both hands on your knees and then clap your hands together.  Continue this in a rhythm.
Here are the words to use next in the game:
Pukana hi Pukana ha
Pukana, Pukana, Pukana, Pukana.
Step Three: the first person to start will say:
Words:
Pukana hi Pukana ha
Hand Action:
Clap facing towards the person to your right and go around the whole group first. 
Step Four: to get someone out you use these words:
Aue hi, Au ha pukana
Hand Action:
The right hand is a fist pointed to anyone in the group.  You left hand is across your chest.  If the beat is broken when you say Aui hi, Aue ha, you are also out of the game.  The winner of the game is the last person in the circle.

Maori Hand Game 2012 from myles webb on Vimeo.

7 comments:

  1. Girls that looks like loads of fun!We will try it out today! Thankyou for sharing!

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  2. Tena koutou! I have shared this blog post with the classes at our school - Mokoia Intermediate. Tino pai everyone.
    - Mrs Hyde

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  3. We are on holiday at the moment but will definitely play this when we return in september!

    Mr.Aiston, Newdale Primary, Telford, England.

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  4. @ Mrs Bee - thanks for the feedback, I told the Girls are they were very excited to hear that, and espically good to hear that you would be learning it during Maori Language Week.
    @ Mr Aiston - Can't wait for your class to start blogging again please keep in touch and let us know when school starts.
    @ Mrs Hyde - thanks for sharing it with the students at Mokoia Intermediate, the Girls will be thrilled when I tell them.

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    1. hello could I please get some information about this game please as I am studying maori hand games

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  5. could I please have some information about this game please girls or anyone

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  6. Thankyou very much for posting this! Have seen this game played but no instruction and am wanting to pass on to my son's school! So well done girls you have done a very good job!

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