Blue Day


A podcast series of Filipino folktales and children stories brought to us by Areté and the Ateneo de Manila Basic Education in partnership with Adarna House.

Our podcast story is entitled, Blue Day. Written by Pipa Escalante and will be read for us by Krizia Charmaine Y. Ablan and Ivy Baggao.

Listen to the story here or on Spotify.

Listen to the story

Learning Guide

Prepared by Pia Cristina M. Navarrete

  1. Before listening to the story:
    1. Ask the students
      1. What is your favorite color?
        - Make a chart of the favorite colors of the students.
      2. Do you think the girl in the story has a favorite color?
      3. Discussion
  2. Discussion
    1. Recalling details
      1. What colors did you see in the story?
      2. What are the different things the girl did in the story?
      3. What did the girl feel?
      4. Does she have a favorite color?
  3. Individual/ Class Work
    1. Character Profile of the main character
    2. My Colorful World!
      - Ask the students to draw objects they see around them that are colored blue, yellow, orange, red, green, violet and pink (other colors may be included)
    3. My ____ Day!
      - Recall the favorite colors of the students. Ask them to look for their own things that are of the same color. They may draw these objects or take pictures of them.

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Source: Blue Day. Pipa Escalante. Adarna House. 2003

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