Game + a Bird Badge - Te Kēmu Waiata Koa/The Happy Song Game and Badge

** NEW Book, Boardgame, and Combo Deals, out now **  Buy our NEW boardgame for preschoolers and their whānau, and add one of our "Five Little Birds" badges, for only $1!!!



"Te Kēmu Waiata Koa/The Happy Song Game" is a boardgame based on our songs "The Happy Song" and "Te Waiata Koa", it's Māori equivalent.


This kēmu/game takes you on a wee haerenga/journey, as Kiwi navigates his way around his emotions! On the board are "Colour Wheel" spaces that allow you to spin "Te Wīra Tae/The Colour Wheel" and do whatever activity/challenge you land on!


The kēmu/game consists of a board, (which is a laminated A4-sized 210gsm cardstock), and two spinners - "Te Wīra Tau/The Number Wheel", which acts as a dice, and "Te Wīra Tae/The Colour Wheel". The spinners are also on laminated 210gsm cardstock, with a metal paperclip as the spinner, secured in the centre, by a metal fastener.


The whole game folds up and fits into an A5-sized envelope that will slip into the back of your new "Happy Song" book, so they can stay together! Each kēmu/game will come with a wee strip of double-sided tape to enable you to do this, if you wish. It is aimed at 2-8yr old tamariki, but is best played with the whole whānau!!


Please note: The kēmu does not include counters, as we are encouraging resourcefulness by challenging tamariki to get creative, and to find items around the house that they can use as counters (we have used coins, acorns, scrunched up bits of paper, flowers/leaves, counters from other games or hair accessories... the possibilities are endless!).

Also, if the spinner doesn't spin, or gets stuck, just push the metal fastener up from underneath, to allow more space between the laminated cardstock and fastener for the paper clip to spin, and give it another go!  :) 



The badges are 38mm button badges with full-colour printed bird images on the front. There are six to choose from: Pūkeko, Ruru, Kea, Tūī, Kiwi or the one with all five birds. Pop your choice as a comment, in your order!


THANK YOU all SO much for your support and we hope you and your whānau enjoy our game!!  xo  


Game + a Bird Badge - Te Kēmu Waiata Koa/The Happy Song Game and Badge

  • Shipping Costs (NZ and Australia only)

    ** FREE SHIPPING for orders over $80 **

    NZ Standard Post (tracked) = $5

    NZ Courier Post = $8

    NZ Rural Standard Post (tracked) = $8.70

    NZ Rural Courier Post = $11

    Australia Standard International Air Post = $8


    THREE PICK-UP OPTIONS (Christchurch only):
    ** Pre-orders may be picked up locally in ChCh, on Sat, 7 Mar, or from the book launch, Arts Centre on Sun, 8 Mar.
    ** At one of eight weekly Outreach Music session locations, as listed on our website.
    ** From Siu or Leah, directly.

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    We hope you all enjoy, and are happy with, your purchases. If you are not completely satisfied with your order, please let us know by emailing Leah at

    Otherwise... ENJOY!!!!  :)