Our keiki (children) are important in the promotion and perpetuation of our Native Hawaiian culture. The Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, support our ‘ohana (families) by hosting the Keiki Korner, a place for ‘ohana (families) to come with their children and participate in kid-friendly hana (activities) that focus on the Native Hawaiian culture. Come join us and bring the full family as we learn together! This is a public event, therefore, for the safety of the keiki, an adult (18+ years old) must remain with their keiki while they participate in the Keiki Korner activities.
2023 Keiki Korner Programming
For our 2023 Seattle Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, the Keiki Korner hana (activities) will center around this year’s theme, “E Mālama I Ke Kino”. See the Entertainment and Programming Schedule for the timing. Hana #1: Nā Kiʻi Pepa (Paper Dolls) For this hana (activity), we will be decorating Nā Kiʻi Pepa (paper dolls) focusing on naming body parts in ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i and talking about the cultural values associated with the body. Keiki can make a little ‘Ohana of Kiʻi Pepa! ● Ke Kino (Body) Posters, by Kamalei Brandon Nā Mo’olelo & Nā Mea Pā’ani While our kumu (teachers) and volunteers get set up for the next hana (activity), we will be leading keiki in Nā Mo’olelo & Nā Mea Pā’ani (Stories and Play/Games). Some of the activities include: ● Read alouds ● Sing songs together ● Play small games ● Story-telling
Hana #2: Kanu i Nā ‘Ai (Planting Food) For this hana (activity), we will be creating ‘uala (sweet potato) starters to take home. First, ‘ohana will read and color their ‘Uala Guide. Then, ‘ohana will prep their ‘uala starters. At home, the keiki can plant it using the Guide. ● “My Guide to ‘Uala” Printable Booklet, by Kamalei Brandon
Photo Credit: Tristanne Lauren Photography
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