Don’t worry; this doesn’t involve catching bugs just finding them. You will need a piece
of paper for each child that is playing, crayons or pencils and stickers. Divide each piece
of paper into nine squares with three columns and three rows. The middle square is a free
In each of the other eight squares draw a picture or write the name of a bug that can be
found in your backyard. Send the children out with the stickers and their bingo cards to
find the bugs. As the child finds each bug they can place a sticker on the appropriate
square. The only rule that should be reinforced is that the bugs are not to be touched (or
squashed, squished, etc.).
To make the game longer or shorter you can either have the children find all the bugs on
the page to win or like in traditional bingo the first person to make a line on their card
wins. Once you put the effort into the game cards you may want to spend a bit of extra
time and money to have them laminated. They can be re-used over and over again.
When they are laminated you can choose to use a marker or crayon instead of stickers to
check off the bugs that are found.
A good list of bugs to put on the cards:
* Wood louse
* Any other bug or insect that can be easily found in your yard.
Different variations of this game include using leaves or flowers instead of bugs. A prize
for winning the game can increase the fun for the kids. It doesn’t have to candy or a toy,
even letting them decide what video to watch or have for dinner can be enough of a prize
for a child.
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.