Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Faithful Journeys: A Program about Pilgrimages of Faith in Action for Grades 2-3

Activity 6: Chackgudo, a Philippine Game

Activity time: 12 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Masking tape or chalk

Preparation for Activity

  • Identify a large open floor space where you can lay masking tape or draw chalk lines to play this game. If you will be using a space other than your customary religious education room, make sure the noise of the game will not disturb others, and obtain permission to use the space.
  • Review Leader Resource 2, How to Play Chackgudo, and familiarize yourself with the game so you can introduce and facilitate it without referring to the paper.

Description of Activity

Tell the children the Philippines is another country where Unitarian churches have partnerships with American Unitarian Universalist congregations. Point out the Philippines on the globe or world map. Say the group is going to play a game called Chackgudo, which comes from the Philippines.

Draw or tape a line down the middle of the space. Count off by twos to form two teams. Direct each team to stand on either side of the line, and play the game.

Including All Participants

This is a highly active game. If any children in the group have limited mobility or endurance, you may want to use an alternative activity.