The Jeepney is a highly popular form of public transport in the Philippines. Not only are they efficient people movers, they are also emblematic of Filipino street culture and art. These versatile and colourful "mini busses" started off by the ingenuity of local Filipinos who repurposed old U.S. military jeeps which were left behind after the American occupation of the Philippines.

This creative design challenge is an activity to explore the wonderful and unique artwork found only on Jeepneys in the Philippines. Enjoy!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Image (CC) by Øyvind Holmstad
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child have an opportunity to learn about the uniquely Filipino mode of transport, Jeepneys and the colour artwork often associated with them. She/He will also be able to custom design and colour a few.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about the history, the evolution of the Jeepney and more importantly understand the importance of recycling, repairing and repurposing in other cultures.
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different custom elements to Jeepneys.

Let's get going!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about Jeepneys. This is a great video showcasing the amazing unique artwork and custom culture of the Filipino Jeepney.
  • Get started on the printable worksheets.

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 2 printable design challenges with templates of the Filipino Jeepney to decorate and add your child's own colourful custom designs.

Let's designs Jeepneys! Mabuhay!

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