Kids love to collect things, with this fun summer activity they can collect a little bit of
nature and have a keepsake for later. All that is needed to start this craft and activity is a
roll of clear packing tape and a pair of scissors to cut it.
Cut a piece of tape that is long enough to go loosely around the child’s wrist with a small
amount needed for overlap. When you put the tape around each child’s wrist put the
sticky side out. And that is all the prep that is needed.
Send the kids out into the backyard, park – somewhere outdoors and have them find
things to add to their bracelets. They will have to be small so they will stay stuck on the
tape. But small flowers, blades of grass, or leaves should all work. Have them find
enough treasures or bits of nature to completely cover the tape. They can wear their
creation for the day and when it is time to go inside carefully cut the tape of each wrist.
Either use more tape or use staples to fix the nature bracelet to a piece of poster board or
construction paper. Have each child write about the different bits of nature they collected
for their bracelet and why. If you have a child who can’t write yet, ask them why they
picked each item and write it down for them.
Most kids won’t have a hard time finding things to put on their bracelet and may even be
done in record time. As long as you have enough tape, let them make as many nature
bracelets that they want and use them for a collage later on. Another alternative is to
bring a piece of paper outside with tape already adhered to it – the kids can put their
nature finds right on the paper.
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.