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Travel Packing List Activity

It’s summertime and many people are traveling and going on vacation. What a perfect time to learn Tagalog words all about traveling.

Activity: My “Maleta” (Suitcase)

This first activity teaches you the vocabulary words for items you possibly would pack in your suitcase. Here is a four-page printable for your child to learn the names of common items to pack, a suitcase to “pack” these items in, and two packing lists (one with English translation and the other is Tagalog only).

First, the child will decorate his/her suitcase (or “maleta” in Tagalog).

The next step is to color the items and cut them out. Review the English and Tagalog words for the travel supplies.

One by one, the travel supply will be placed in the suitcase and a dry erase marker can be used to check it off on the list. Once the child is comfortable, the Tagalog only Packing List can be used.

It can be printed on regular 8.5″ x 11″ paper. It will be more durable on cardstock or if the papers will be laminated. For repeated use, the packing lists can be slipped into one of these reusable dry-erase pocket sleeves.

Ready to take off with a fun activity to learn travel supplies in Tagalog? Get access to the printables here.

Stay tuned for more Travel Activities this month …

Activity 2: Tagalog Traveling Board Game- (Forms of Transportation in Tagalog)

Here is a printable board game to review numbers 1 through 5 in Tagalog and to introduce five different forms of transportation in Tagalog. Our family is big on board games to have fun together and if we can combine it with concepts to learn, even better!

Here are some tips to make the game more durable:

  • Print the game on cardstock.
  • Laminate the game, game pieces, and number cards.
  • Glue the game pieces on a thin cardboard (e.g. cereal box, tissue box …etc.) Snip the bottom and insert another cardboard to help the game piece stand. Here are some images to show you the steps.

 

  • First, glue the game piece to a cardboard that is slightly larger than the game piece.

Cut a small slit at the bottom of the piece. Be careful not to cut through the picture. 

Cut a small rectangular piece of the cardboard the same length as the game piece. 

Insert the cardboard inside of the slit of the game piece. (It will look like a +).

Trim off any cardboard as necessary to help make it stand up straight.

Ready to play a game AND learn the different forms of transportation in Tagalog? Plus, you get to practice counting in Tagalog! Then, head over here to access these printables.

All About Me

This week we are focusing on ourselves. The activities will teach how to introduce yourself, including your name, your gender, your birthday, age, and favorite color.

We have created a 1-page mini-poster for your child to describe himself/herself. This lesson’s vocabulary include :

  • ako = I
  • ko = my
  • pangalan = name
  • edad = age
  • kaarawan = birthday
  • kulay = color
  • babae = girl
  • lalake = boy

Here are related posts that incorporate the concepts in this activity:

There are many more aspects to describing a person that we will cover in future activities. So stay tuned.

In the meantime, get access to the All About Me poster here.

Colors - mga kulay

Teaching Colors in Tagalog (Mga Kulay)

Teaching Colors (mga kulay) in Tagalog:

Worksheet activities

Here is a 14-page lesson activity reinforcing colors in Tagalog. It is geared for preschool through elementary age children and can be used to practice in class or at home.

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Playdough Playmats

Playing with playdough is an engaging sensory activity for kids. There are so many ways to use playdough to learn and use your creativity. Sign up below to get printables for each color that you can transform into playdough playmats. A tip is to print on cardstock and to laminate each page for multiple uses. On the playmats, the kids will be able to:

  • Shape the playdough to spell the color word in Tagalog.
  • Create an object of that color using the playdough.
  • Use their creativity to make their own playdough creation with the same color.

You can buy playdough or find playdough recipes online. To get you started, here is a list of 20 playdough recipes (from Paging Fun Mums)

Alternative to Playdough: Playfoam

If you aren’t a big fan of playdough, playdough is another option to build creations. It’s squishy and easy to sculpt. A huge benefit is that it never dries out. Learn more about Playfoam here.

Head over here to get access to your Tagalog Colors (Mga Kulay) Playdough Playmats


Tagalog songs for colors

More to come ….

Parts of the Body (in Tagalog)

Parts of the body (Part 1): Booklet & Song

We will be learning about the parts of the body in Tagalog for the next couple of weeks. Here is a modified “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” to kick off this unit. Watch, learn, and sing along with us!

Learn about some of the parts of the body (mga parte ng katawan) with this unit activity.  It includes:

      • 12 vocabulary words with pictures and the word in Tagalog
      • a mini-booklet with sentences about the body parts and blank responses for your child to fill in
      • lyrics to the song: “Sampung mga daliri” (10 Fingers)

Click here to access these printables 

  • Here is a video (from Robie317) of “Sampung mga daliri” to watch while following along with the lyrics.

Parts of the body (Part 2): Memory Game

Here is a Memory Game with additional body parts not included in Part 1. It comes with picture flashcards and 3 sets of cards to play memory while practicing the body parts in Tagalog and English.

Go here to access the Body Parts Memory Game.

Additional Extension Activities

  • Play “Simon Says” and ask them to use their various body parts to do something or to touch the body parts (using the Tagalog word)
  • Trace an outline of your child’s body on a large butcher paper or using chalk outside on the pavement. Then have them label the body parts in Tagalog.
  • Watch this animated YouTube video (by Filipino for Kids) on the parts of the body in Tagalog

  • Accompany this unit with the “Mga Bahagi ng Katawan” booklet from DinoLingo Tagalog. (DinoLingo provides language lesson resources with books, vocabulary cards, CD’s, DVD’s in various foreign languages). You can purchase single units on Amazon or head to the DinoLingo website for packages.


There will be another unit to come about additional parts of the body and more activities, so stay tuned ….

Teaching Articles of Clothing in Tagalog

This dress-up activity is a fun way to teach articles of clothing in Tagalog. Your kids can color and design the clothes how they want and cut them out to dress up the included “doll.” It is a blank doll so your child/student can choose whoever they would like to dress up, whether it’s themselves or another person or character.

Click to get access to this printable activity

Additional Activities:

  • When doing laundry, practice naming the articles of clothing in Tagalog.
  • When selecting an outfit for the day, ask your child to list the clothes he/she will wear in Tagalog.

Bonus Activity for Tagalog Tuesday Tribe

For subscribers to our Tagalog Tuesday tribe, you will get an additional bonus activity to practice clothes in Tagalog. Not yet a part of our tribe? Come along and join us to get more weekly freebies and educational resources!

Teaching Family Members in Tagalog

pamilya dolls

Family is very important to the Filipino culture. Learning the names of the family members is something we innately taught the kids as we addressed them as “Ate” or “Kuya,” “Lola,” “Tita,” or “Tito.” Here is a printable with Tagalog vocabulary words for immediate family members along with a fun puppet activity to practice.

Get the “Mga Pamilya” Lesson Activity here

“Sino ‘Yan?” Game

Print or develop pictures of family members and glue them onto construction paper, index cards, or cardstock. On the back, glue the printed vocabulary card from the printable. Play a game to ask, “sino ‘yan?” (who’s that) or “sino ito?” (who’s this?) and have the child identify the correct name using Tagalog.

Learning the Parts of the House in Tagalog

Learning the Parts of the House (in Tagalog)

“Bahay” Printable:

This 8-page printable introduces different parts of the house. It includes:

  • Picture vocabulary cards (with English/Tagalog vocabulary)
  • Blank vocabulary cards to practice writing the word in Tagalog
  • Activities for your child to draw and color an illustration of your house. Reinforce the vocabulary by talking about the parts of his/her drawing using the Tagalog words
  • Tagalog labels to cut out and label the applicable parts of your house. Seeing the vocabulary words regularly in clearly visible locations helps your child retain the vocabulary more.

Games to reinforce the vocabulary:

  • Matching Game: To play, cut out the vocabulary cards first. Then, set them in a pile in front of you. Stand in a central part of your home. Then take one vocabulary card at a time, walk, hop, or run to bring that vocabulary card to the spot that matches what is listed on the vocabulary card.
  • “Nasaan si?” or “Nasaan ang?”: This next game is helpful to do after the Matching Game and/or after the child has had practice learning the various parts of the house.). In Tagalog, we say, “Nasaan si …” to ask “Where is ….?” when asking where a person is. In Tagalog, we ask “Nasaan ang …?” to ask where an object is. Have your child choose a toy, such as a stuffed animal, character figure. Then hide the toy around the house. Teach your child to say, “Nasaan si … (insert character’s/toy’s name)?” Then you respond with, “Na sa ….(insert the Tagalog vocabulary word for the location).”
    • Example: I hid my daughter’s Elsa toy in the kitchen. My daughter asks, “Mommy, nasaan si Elsa?” I can respond with, “Na sa kusina.” (“She’s in the kitchen”). She then runs over to find Elsa in the kitchen.
    • The game can also be reversed and the child can hide the toy and ask the question to practice asking “Where is …” in Tagalog. Example: My son hides his firetruck on the sofa. “Nasaan ang firetruck?” The response can be, “Na sa sopa.”

Click here to get access to the printable 

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Shapes

Learning Shapes in Tagalog

Here is an activity booklet to introduce shapes, or mga hugis, in Tagalog. It features nine basic shapes and includes the following skills:

    • Reading the shape
    • Writing the shape
    • Using a shape stamp to match the correct shape
    • Either finding, cutting, and pasting a picture or image of the shape from an ad, magazine, newspaper, Internet OR drawing a picture that includes the shape

For the stamping portion of the booklet, you can find shape stamps on Amazon or stores selling educational and craft materials.

Colorations GEOSTAM Easy-Grip Stampers, Shapes

Plane Geometry Stamp Set

Head over to Free Printables to get access to the shapes booklet.