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Activities You Can Do While Visiting Orphanages

While visiting the orphanages, you can do lots of such activities that can amuse the kids. Let’s have a look on some of these activities which can create fun and enjoyment among children of orphanages;

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Face and Nail Painting

Children really like face and nail painting and enjoy this activity very much. You can select any theme to paint the faces and nails of children. Colorful nails

Colorful Hand

Another great activity that you can do in orphanages is applying different colors to the hand of children and asks them to paste these hands on some charts and wallpapers. Children love to do this colorful hands activity.

Soccer Games

Soccer game in one of those activities in which children want to participate enthusiastically. You can make soccer teams of children who are living in orphanages and can organize competitions among these teams. This could be a full day activity with lots of fun and enjoyment.

Jumping Rope

kids love physical activities but children in orphanages have very limited options in terms of games and other physical activities. So, if you are planning to visit an orphanage, the jumping rope can be definitely an amusing activity for the orphans.

Water Fights (in the summer)

If you are planning to visit an orphanage in the summer, you can select water fight activity to please the children of orphanages. This will be a great memorable fun for the children.

Story telling

You can plan a story telling activity with the kids. Show them some pictures and ask them to make a story. You can also tell an interesting story to them, which they can enjoy.

You can plan different activities according the age of the children. Younger children can enjoy poem singing and painting too.

Letters from the past

It’s not my birthday, not even Mother’s Day but I’m posting these letters from my kids when they were so much younger. I think I have posted these letters nine years ago this month. Reading them again made be feel happy and sad. Happy because I felt loved by my children. Even if they were young they were able to express their thoughts in writing. I also feel sad because I no longer receive similar letters from them. But I know both of them still love me just the same.

The last letters were from hubby and another one from my daughter on her graduation day. I think I have posted both letters separately on this blog.

From my son on my birthday:

From my daughter on Mother’s Day:

My daughter’s letter on her graduation day in high school:

Sweet note from hubby:

Nine years ago this happened…

A little  girl is carried to safety through flood waters in  Manila.

People wait for rescue on the top of their submerged houses in Cainta of Rizal

People wait for rescue on a submerged bridge also in Cainta, Rizal

We have been sleeping in our living room since Saturday night and might still be the setup in a few more days until our roof is fixed. We were roused from sleep by the drizzle emanating from the small holes in our roof the morning typhoon Ondoy hit the National Capital Region and adjacent provinces. We are thankful that it’s only holes that we are dealing with here. We still have a roof over our head unlike thousands of our kababayan left homeless by Ondoy? Its heart breaking to see people (on TV) scamper to their safety. At the makeshift evacuation centers people are crying begging for Good Samaritan to donate food and clothing, the immediate concern of evacuees especially for their youngster.

We were eating dinner then and saw this man crying for food. Hubby and I pause for a while. He said if only we can donate something for them to eat like canned goods. But we can’t go out as we have no means of transportation to get to the site. Our motorcycle has yet to be registered so hubby would not be able to drive it to the national road. Maybe I can use my site to spread the words by urging people to donate for the flood victims. Word of advice: make sure that the foundation/organizations/individuals receiving donations in cash and in kind are legitimate ones. We would not want our hard earned money to put to waste or end up in the wrong hands.

When the actual calamity hits, you will be left only with your faith in God! No matter how strong you think you are, it will only be the mercy of God that will sustain you! (Source)

Pictures not mine.