Activity 1: The More, the Merrier?
In the 1800s, most families were pretty big. In fact, many parents had an average of seven to nine children. Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine siblings.
I got to be really honest I think that living in a big family would be awesome! Why I think that? Even though I have little family that I live with I still think that having a big family would be good, you can help each other very well and work together as a team to make things work. Sometimes being in a big family will have lot's of money and payment issues that's why you have other people like older siblings that can help make things right, like making a family Garage sale! That my onion. Comment down below what you think Yes or No?
Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestry
All of us are members of a family. Some of us have large families and some of us have very small families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my family and my ancestry I sometimes choose to use a pepeha. It is a very special way of identifying who I am and where I come from. There are many different versions of pepeha but most provide people with information about who you are and where you come from (i.e. your whakapapa).
Ko Mounga Talau (Mt Talau) te maunga Ko Fetoa te awa
Ko Taulanga puatalefusi te waka
Ko Ma'u tōku tīpuna
Ko Falefisi tōku iwi
Ko Falepua tōku hapu
Ko Mapuatonga tōku marae
Ko Makave Vava'u, Tonga ahauKo Meliame rāua ko Samiuela ōku mātua
Ko Amelia tōku ingoa.
My Other Pepeha: Tena Koutou Katoa!
Ko Maungarei Te Maunga
Ko Tamaki Te Awa
Ko Waitemata Te Moana
Ko Ukutoia Te Papa Ko Tavake Toku Koroua
Ko Simaima Toku Nana
Ko Samiuela Toku Papa
Ko Meliame Toku Mama
Ko Amelia Ahau
No reira tena koutou, tena kotou, tena ra tatou katoa!