Pangarākau - Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Pakohe also offer a unique range of wooden jigsaw puzzles (pangarākau) suitable for all preschool children and new entrants.  The puzzles have been designed to be both fun and educational. Each individually handpainted or screenprinted puzzle is guaranteed non-toxic and safe to eat- although not recommended as part of a nutritional diet!

The puzzles celebrate our reo (language) and our unique culture.  The ‘Harakeke Series’ featured above are screen printed and allows the new tauira (pupil) to recognise the number symbol, the associated word and the amount. Each puzzle has a distinctive Harakeke article pictured. New series to be added include Native rākau (trees), huarākau (fruit) and huawhenua (vegetables).

Other handpainted series include:

Manu - Pīwaiwaka, Kākā, Toutouwai, Kōtare, Titi Pounamu, Pūkeko, Kororā, Tui

Rongoā - Kawakawa, Mānuka, Kōwhai, Karaka

Moana - Kaimoana, Tahorā, Ika, Pāpaka

Traditional Kai  - Piharau (more to come)

We are adding new puzzles all the time contact us for an up to date catalogue.

 Also available:  Harakeke Paper , Tukutuku Panels, Tiitii rākau and Stencils.  We also offer a variety of Professional Development Workshops.