Different Ways to Play Hide and Seek
The traditional way to play hide and seek never gets old, but you may want a change if it
is requested every day. Here are a few ways to play hide and seek with a twist while
staying in the backyard.
Have the kids pick out some toys that are not too small and are allowed outside. While
they cover their eyes and count, you hide the toys around the yard. You can let them run
loose and try to find them or play hot and cold if they are having a hard time. If the kids
don’t understand the concept of hot and cold you can use different words “you’re getting
closer” or “you’re getting farther away.” Or give away little hints they have to figure out.
Sardines is a fun variation on hide and seek. You will need a few kids to play (at least
three or four). The person who is designated as “it” does the hiding instead of the
counting. Once the allotted time is up everyone has to try and find the hidden person. As
each child finds the person who is hiding, instead of calling out they found them, they
hide with them. This continues until all the kids are in one spot. It can get really squishy
playing this game – just like in a can of sardines.
Chain hide and seek is also best if at least four children are participating. As the person
who is “it” finds the other kids playing, they have to hold hands and form a chain until
everyone is found. Falling down and giggling are sure to ensue as the kids try to run
around while holding hands. This is a great one to play in the park. Involve all the kids
in the park and see how long the chain get get.
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.