What do you Feel?
With this activity, your children are going to be using their sense of feel to figure out
what different objects are when they are blindfolded. You can create different themes to
play this game (items from nature or the kitchen) or mix things up for a game that is a bit
All you need for this activity is a blindfold and many different objects that are different
shapes, sizes and textures. The children have to wear the blindfold and try and guess
what they are holding by touch alone.
Examples of items to use from nature:
* Flower (all different kinds)
* Blades of grass
* Dandelion seeds
Examples of items to use from the kitchen:
* Sponges or washcloths
* Potato or other textured vegetable
* Pineapple or other piece of fruit that won’t be damaged easily
* Soap in a container, have a cloth handy to wipe their hands with afterwards
* Measuring spoons
You can set-up different stations for the children to go to or having everything laid out on
one table. A variation on this activity is to use the sense of smell instead of touch. Still
use the blind fold but use items that have a distinct odor to see if the children can guess
what the item is. Spices such as cinnamon and pepper are easy to identify.
You can set up different tables where different senses have to be used at each table. A
touching table, a smelling table, and a tasting table. The tasting table can be fun, but if
you are playing with children that are not your own make sure you are aware of any
allergies that they may have. Also, don’t put anything out that a child strongly dislikes it
will prevent them from wanting to play the game again.
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.