In the winter everyone loves a good snowball fight, build a fort and stockpile the
snowballs and you are set. The same idea can be implemented in the summertime too. If
it’s a nice day, fill balloons with water and have a balloon war.
If you don’t like the idea of your kids throwing balloons at each other than there are other
uses for water balloons that are just as fun. Set-up a target and have a competition to see
who can hit it the most times. You can make it a challenge to break the balloon each time
or make it harder by setting the rule of hitting the target but not breaking the balloon.
Play water balloon baseball; replace the baseball with a water-filled balloon. Of course
the person up at bat is going to get wet if they are able to hit the target. If a child hits the
balloon and it doesn’t burst it is considered a strike. When the balloon is hit and does
burst it is an automatic home run.
A simple game of catch can be fun too. Trying to catch the balloon without bursting it
can be hard – see how long one balloon can be tossed before it breaks. As the kids are
going to get wet, it is best to play any of these games on a hot day.
Clean-up after any game that has involved water balloons is very important. Small
children and pets could pick up the small pieces and choke on them. You can make
picking up the most balloon pieces a game at the end for incentive. Let the kids know
that whoever has the most balloons after they are all cleaned up will get a special
surprise. Or, give each a different color of balloon and make it their job to pick up all the
balloon pieces that are of their color.
The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year.
Based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the year are:
- from March to October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air
- from November to February
- May is the warmest month
- January, the coolest
There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall (See the Philippine Climate Map). They are described as follows:
Type I. Two pronounced season: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Type II. No dry season with a pronounced rainfall from November to January.
Type III. Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
Type IV. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Relative humidity is high in the Philippines. A high amount of moisture or vapor in the air makes hot temperatures feel hotter. This quantity of moisture is due to different factors - the extraordinary evaporation from the seas that surrounds the country on all sides, to the different prevailing winds in the different seasons of the year, and finally, to the abundant rains so common in a tropical country. The first may be considered as general causes of the great humidity, which is generally observed in all the islands throughout the year. The last two may influence the different degree of humidity for the different months of the year and for the different regions of the Archipelago.