This workshop explores traditional children’s games in the Philippines and shows participants that you don’t have to have toys and technology to have fun – you can make your own fun using your imagination and whatever resources are available.
The Philippines is a third world country, where many people still struggle to overcome poverty. Filipino children, however, do not let this deter them from having fun. In fact, because of their circumstances they learn to be creative in using the natural resources that surround them in playing their games. Even with the availability of toys and high tech games today, a great majority of Filipino children still play street games.
In this workshop with CultureALL Ambassador Yolanda Duerson, students will learn some different creative children’s games that Filipinos play, including Sipa – the national sport, usually played with a soft ball similar to a hackysack. If time allows, they can also learn how to make their own sipa from recycled materials.
|Region/Culture||Southeast Asia - The Philippines|
|Subject(s)||Social Studies, Physical Education, Environmental Science (Conservation)|
|Standard Length||45 min|