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 softball similar to a hackysack. If time allows, they can also learn how to make their own sipa from recycled materials.
Social Studies, Physical Education, Environmental Science (Conservation)
Open space and room for students to move