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Kidsfirst Belfast Kindergartens little flax whare - inspired by nature.

 

 

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Here at Kidsfirst we take great pride in all of our wonderful outdoor settings, with plenty of space for adventurous play. At Kidsfirst Belfast you'll find a new addition to the outdoor area, nestled beside the native cabbage and pittisporum trees is a little flax whare.

This came about as recently, on one of their weekly nature trips to the Styx Mill Reserve, a Kidsfirst Belfast father, Greg, showed the children how to made a whare out of harakeke (flax).

 

 

The children were fascinated!

 

 

So with some time off for the birth of his third child, Greg decided to embark on a project to create a whare for the children in the kindergarten playground.

 

 

Greg is a builder and he had the design well planned. He collected the harakeke and korari (flower stalk) locally and worked with the children to make their fantastic little whare.

 

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It took many hours of patient work with the children joining in where possible. Inspired by nature the children now have a whare of their own to play in everyday - and they absolutely love it!

Working together, resourcefully, to create something beautiful in nature - from what nature has to offer - are just the kinds of things that make Kidsfirst kindergartens such a unique part of a kiwi childhood.

 

 
 

 

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Kidsfirst Belfast now have a fantastic little flax whare of their own to play in. This is thanks to kindergarten dad Greg, who used his building talents for this wonderful playground addition.

 

 

 

 
 
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