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Titi Tōrea

Show off your awesome musical and rhythm skills with ti rākau. A traditional Māori stick game.

What you will need:

  • Two sheets of white pepa (paper)
  • Colouring pencils
  • Tape
  • Two small magazines or nūpepa (newspapers).

How to make your tī rakau:

  • Roll up your magazine or nūpepa as tight as you can.
  • Tape around the edges and middle to hold it in place.
  • Make two rolls.
  • Tape a piece of white paper around each roll and decorate.

How to play:

  • Create a rhythm by tapping the end of your tī rakau on the ground or tapping your tī rakau together.
  • Face a partner and try tapping your tī rakau at the same time as your partner.
  • Try throwing your tī rakau diagonally to your partner and getting them to do the same at the same time.
  • Play music and tap and throw your tī rakau to the beat.

Here is an example of playing tī rakau on youtube: [tī rakau] (