Type of game:
Locomotion Game
Character of the game:
Non-Competitive
Country of origin:
Philippines
Aim of the game:
To tag any player directly exposed under the sun or moonlight
Number of players:
Multi Player
10+
Age
5 +
Difficulty:
Easy
Area of play:
Outdoors where there are light and shade. The game can be played on a sunny day or during moonlight nights
Outdoor
Equipment

None
Motor skills
Coordination Speed Flexibility
Social skills
Cooperation Decision Making
Cognitive skills
Strategy Building
equipment
Background
Araw-Lilim comes from Cabanatuan City, in the province of Nueva Ecija. Because Philippines doesn't have much resources nor toys for children, they usually invent games with no need of any equipment. Araw - Lilim is one of these games.
Set up:
  • Selection of the "taya" (the catcher)
  • Formation: All the players, except the "taya" scamper around looking for a shade  
Rules
  • The "taya" shouts, "Game!" and runs to tag any player not found under a shade
  • (Note : to help a player who still has not found a shade when the "taya" starts the game, some players try to distract the "taya" by running out of the sanctuary of their own shade, then rush back for safety.)
  • The "taya" tags or touches a player who is not under a shade. The tagged player becomes the "taya" of the next game.
  • The "taya" may play the possum and hide momentarily to make the players under the shade come out of their hideous and look for him. When many of the players are out in the open air, the "taya" suddenly runs out and tags the player closet to him
Teaching Styles:
  • Provide clear and simple instruction
  • Encourage players to communicate throughout the game
  • Safety instructions to be tailored to the environment and participants playing the game.
  • Help people with disabilities make contact and move in the environment, if needed
Rules:
  • Give more/less time to players to hide in the shade
  • Have more/less taggers in the game
Environment:
  • Make the playing area smaller/bigger
Equipment:
N/A
Background
Araw-Lilim comes from Cabanatuan City, in the province of Nueva Ecija. Because Philippines doesn't have much resources nor toys for children, they usually invent games with no need of any equipment. Araw - Lilim is one of these games.