Leaders Login Parents Login
Online Scout Manager - designed by scouts for scouts

Traditional Māori Game - Manu Tī

Report Copyright Infringement View in OSM UK View in OSM NZ


Traditionally played where opponents tried to snatch Raukura (feathers) out of each others hair (top knots) or from the Tipare (headband).
Source: http://www.r2r.org.nz/games-activities-maori-youth/manu-ti.html

Improve reflexes, spatial awareness, reading an opponents movements and body language, peripheral vision. A great way to warm up, whakawhanaungatanga, have a laugh, and generally encourage participation and engagement.


Raukura (Feather) or strip of paper
Tipare (headband) - optional.


Two players stand opposite each other with feet shoulder width apart.
Place feather or strip of paper in headband, or strip of paper in mouth.
Start the game and, without moving your feet, snatch the feather out of other players headband (or mouth) without touching their head.
For demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKUHeBhrR9U


Badge Links

Terms of Use, Cookies & Privacy Policy | Security & Data Protection Act | About Us

Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section leaders should visit Online Guide Manager.

© 2011, 2018 Online Youth Manager Ltd.