Narrative Report: Recreational Dimension
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions and efforts.” Last February 16, 2014 was noted for our barangay immersion, meeting the kids of Brgy. 953 Zone 58, District VI 361 Altura, Sta. Mesa Manila, who are very jolly and friendly that was got us very over whelming. Our group assigned for the recreational dimension wherein we designed activities that are suited with those kids. We came up to tackled about the Laro ng Lahi which we all know starting to fade in Philippine society in this age of computers and high- tech gadgets.
We, Trisha Dela Cruz, Ma. Cristina Federicos, Aileen Garrovillas, Melissa Mae Rediga and Catherine Sollano, first introduced ourselves to those children to have a better and harmonious relationship toward each other as we conducted our prepared activities. At that barangay immersion, we met Isay Cariimdiliman, Kriza Mequirme, Tintin De Asis, Frinces Victoriana, Grace Carilimdiliman, Steve Carilimdiliman Jr. Nicole Tan, Victoria Victoriana, Kenken Hernandez, JM Santos, Louise Dela Cruz and Trisha Quindao which served as our playmates as we performed our task to share to them our assigned dimension. We also make sure that they already know each other so that if they become team players they could perform and played well.
After knowing their names, we immediately started our planned activities with an ice breaker wherein we gave them puzzle to solve. It takes time for them to solve the puzzle we made but with the help of their “Ate” together with their teamwork they retorted and response creatively to solve and unfold the hidden message of the puzzle. We picked a representative of the two groups to explain and distinguish the different traditional games they pictured- out and spotted on the puzzle they unfold. Both Kriza and Tintin explicit precisely the hidden message of the said puzzle which is we want to play with them, as we give the puzzle its title as “Bata… Laro Tayo? ”. The kids also distinguished the games shown on the puzzle which are the traditional games such as playing palosebo, holen, karera gamit ang sako, hilaan ng lubid, and sipa. We also discussed to them the specific games that they will perform that makes them really excited and thrilled to do and witnessed the games we discussed to them.
We first played the tag of war (hilaan ng lubid), the history was been foretold by one of the facilitator and also uttered about the specific rules in this kind of traditional game. We divided the twelve kids into two groups. Both of them don’t want to lose to each other so they give their best shot to play this game. But as we all know in every game, there is always a winner and a loser, the important thing is they manage to defend their group and handle the game wisely. We also taught them to be sports and fair in every game they made. We gave prizes for the both team for making the game possible. After the tag of war game, we let them to rest having their snacks to gain their energy for the next game. We also played the game of pahabaan wherein they enjoyed most because their Ates played together with them. The group wins also received prizes and the other group received consolation prizes. We also managed to play paper dance to them which they could also played on ordinary days with their friends and siblings, the material that only engage with this is paper or newspaper and they could sing-along with their favorite song for them to performed this kind of game. We also gave prizes to the winner partner and consolation prize to the rest who participant to the game.
After showing them how to play numerous traditional games, we make sure that it will stay alive to them and they will still play outdoor street games as their past time and not spending a lot of time to play with high- tech gadgets that can also be bad to their health. We also got the time to share the things they learned from the activities we made on that day. Most of the kids we handle shared that they were really thankful to play with us and learned about the value of friendship and sportsmanship.
Sorry for typos and grammar correction- 1st year writer ^
I want to do this kind of stuff again… 😊