Below is a handwriting worksheet on writing the numbers 1 to 10 in Filipino. The images for the dog, cat, bee, and fly (aso, pusa, bubuyog, langaw) were obtained from clker.com and are public domain clipart. The other images were obtained from fonts (Afrika Safari F Gogga font by Fonts of Afrika, Butterflies font by Typadelic, Nina’s Animals font by Gorillablu) that are licensed as freeware. Click the link below, not the thumbnail, to open the 2-page pdf file.
Mga Bilang Mula 1 Hanggang 10
You may print and distribute the worksheets to your children or students, but you may not do so for profit.
Below is a Filipino version of the chart “How do you feel today?” (Ano ang nararamdaman mo ngayon?). This is a new version of the one I previously posted. The student may be asked to color the face that represents how he or she feels. A box is provided so that the student can draw his or her emotion if he or she can not choose from the emotions shown.
Click on the link, not the thumbnail, to open the pdf file. An English version follows the Filipino version. All illustrations are by samutsamot_mom. You may print and distribute these to others, but you may not do so for profit.
Ano ang Nararamdaman Mo Ngayon
How do you feel today
The pdf file below shows the five senses (pandama) in Filipino, together with the corresponding body parts: paningin (sight), pang-amoy (smell), pandinig (hearing), panlasa (taste), and pansalat (touch). It may be used as a teaching aid. Click on the link, not the thumbnail, to open the pdf file.
Ang Limang Pandama
The first worksheet in the pdf file below asks the student to color the senses or body parts he or she will use for the object shown. The student may color more than one. It is best to have the student explain his or her answers.
The second and third worksheet ask the student to color the sense/body part that he or she will have to use in order to be able to answer the question. The student may color more than one. It is best to have the student explain his or her answers. Click on the link, not the thumbnail, to open the pdf file.
Ang Limang Pandama_2
All illustrations are by samutsamot_mom. You may print and distribute these worksheets to your children or students, but please do not do so for profit.
Para sa imo ini, ‘Nay! (“This is for you, Mom!” in Bikol)
This short story was written by my late mother, Jean Llorin, a long time ago in English. A few years back, she asked me to draw pictures to go with her story. I’ve translated the story in Filipino and added a few more important details that I felt the story needed. A thumbnail of the first page is shown below.
Click on the link below, not the thumbnail, to open the 4-page pdf file. All illustrations are by samutsamot_mom.
Feel free to share this story with your children, students, and friends, but do not do so for profit or my mother’s ghost will haunt you!
Please note that I am not a writer (I’m actually an engineering graduate), so feel free to leave comments on how I can improve the story. Thanks!
Ang Parabula ng mga Posporo
The pdf file below has a poem about ants (langgam) and a writing exercise for students. Click on the link, not the thumbnails, to open the 3-page pdf file.
The poem, its accompanying drawing, and the illustrations on the writing exercise page are by samutsamot_mom.
Feel free to print and distribute the reading and writing exercise to your children or students, but please do not do so for profit.
Have you written a Filipino poem, short story, or reading exercise for beginner readers? If you would like me to make it into a pdf file to be shared freely with other Filipino teachers and parents who come across this blog, please leave a comment. Thank you!
The pdf file below has a poem on rainbows (bahaghari) in Filipino. In the next page, the child is asked to color the rainbow with the colors listed. Click on the link, not the thumbnails, to open the pdf file.
The poem and its accompanying drawing are by samutsamot_mom. The rainbow clipart in the second page was obtained from clker.com.
Feel free to print and distribute the file to your children or students, but please do not do so for profit.
According to the UP Diksiyonaryong Filipino and the Manwal sa Masinop na Pagsulat of the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, the Filipino word for Wednesday is spelled Miyerkoles, not Miyerkules. So I made new handwriting worksheets on the days of the week in Filipino.
Although most calendars show Sunday (Linggo) as the first day of the week, according to an international standard, Monday (Lunes) is the first day of the week.
According to the Manwal sa Masinop na Pagsulat, the abbreviation for the days of the week are as follows: Lun, Mar, Miy, Huw, Biy, Sab, and Lin.
In one worksheet, the student is asked to trace the letters of the words for the days of the week. In another, the student copies the words. In the last worksheet, the student is asked to write the days of the week in the correct order.
All illustrations are by samutsamot_mom. You may print and distribute these worksheets to your students or children, but you may not do so for profit. Click on the link below, not the thumbnails, to open the pdf file.
The 7-page pdf file below lists common Filipino nouns (pangngalan). These are nouns usually encountered in stories. It may be used to check your student’s (or child’s) vocabulary in preparation for his or her reading instruction. The lists include: Mga Tao at Nilalang, Mga Lugar at Pook, Mga Hayop, Mga Bagay sa Kalikasan, Mga Bagay at Sasakyan, Bahagi ng Katawan, and Oras at Panahon.
Mga Karaniwang Salita_3
For other lists of common Filipino words, click here to view my previous post.
If you have a preschooler or teach preschoolers, you may have heard of the term “sight words.” Sight words refer to the set of words most frequently used and repeated. Sight words are important in teaching children to read. Children have to learn to quickly recognize and read them on sight. The list of sight words in English can easily be found and downloaded from the Internet.
I wanted to make a similar list of Filipino sight words. I started with the commonly used short words (1 to 3-letter Filipino words) and included their variants. I also listed the common Filipino pronouns (panghalip) and their variants. Then the common Filipino adverbs (pang-abay) and conjunctions (pangatnig) came next. Click on the link below to open the pdf file.
Mga Karaniwang Salita_1 : A 7-page pdf file with common Filipino words including Filipino pronouns, adverbs, and conjunctions.
I also made a list of common Filipino adjectives (pang-uri) and verbs (pandiwa). For many of the adjectives, I matched the opposites. For the list of verbs, the root word is in bold and the most common form of the verb follows the root word. Click on the link below to open the pdf file.
Mga Karaniwang Salita_2 : A 7-page pdf file with common Filipino adjectives and verbs.
The lists I created include most of the Dolch sight words. They are not based on any survey or study I made, but they are based on my personal experience with Filipino literature for children. You may use them to check your student’s (or child’s) vocabulary or familiarity with common Filipino words.
I will post a list of common Filipino nouns soon.
If you have any suggestions or corrections, please leave a comment below.
The six-page pdf file below aims to practice or assess a student’s ability to read short syllables. The consonants of the Filipino alphabet are matched with the five vowels a, e, i, o, and u. Not all of the consonants of the Filipino alphabet are used. In the last two pages, the syllables are arranged randomly instead of the usual a-e-i-o-u order.
Click on the link below, not the thumbnails, to open the pdf file.
Pagsasanay sa Pagbasa_1
All illustrations are by samutsamot_mom. You may distribute these pages to your children or students, but you may not do so for profit.
If you would like to suggest a list of syllables or sight words in Filipino to be made into a reading sheet such as those shown above, feel free to leave a comment below.