Charades for Kids
The traditional way to play charades is to have slips of paper with all of the words or
items that need to be acted out written down. But to make things easier for the kids and
have them use their imaginations more have them decide what they are going to act out
without telling anyone. This is a great game for outside or indoors on a rainy day. If
some of the children are having a hard time thinking up ideas be prepared with a few
back-up ones to whisper in their ear.
If you have enough people to play, charades can be played in teams but it also works with
single players. One person stands up and has to act out a word, object or saying.
Depending on the ages of the children, objects are usually the easiest things for them to
act out. There is absolutely no talking done by the person who is doing the acting (also
As the child is trying to get the other kids to guess what they are acting out the kids yell
out their guesses. It is okay for the actor to give an indication if they are right, wrong, or
on the right track by hand and head gestures. If playing as individuals instead of teams,
the first person who correctly guesses the object gets to be the next person to pantomime
Some easy objects for kids to start with are helicopters, airplanes, rowboats, cars.
Emotions or actions can be fun too such as laughing, being silly, scared, or crying. For
older children they can act out a movie title. When a string of words is involved it is
easiest to tackle one word at a time. This is a classic game that is still around because it
is so much fun.
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.