Review & Giveaway: Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck

  Looking for a fun way to discuss important positive life skills with kids?

The Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck is a great resource to facilitate these discussions in a kids yoga class, as part of character education lessons in a classroom setting or for parents to use with kids at home.

We used the “Respect” card from the Meanings In Motion card deck after reading the book “The Rainforest Grew All Around” at the free OMazing Kids Yoga Story Stretchers event we did at the Norman Public Library on 9/17/11. It was so cool to see how kids that young understood the concept. They understood “no seed = no tree = no home for the animals” and came up with things they could do to “respect” our planet (pick up trash, turn off the water when brushing teeth, re-use things instead of throwing them away, etc..)”

See the YouTube video of part of that discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao2ZXrter-Q

Info about the cards:

The Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck is a portable conversation game that gets the whole family, class or group learning, talking, and implementing positive life skills. Pick a card and let the journey begin by discussing topics such as: gratitude, diversity, self-esteem, goal setting, feelings, responsibility, honesty, respect, integrity, compassion and more.  Each question and activity opens up new ways to connect, learn and grow while having fun at the same time!

• Portable conversation games and activities that allow you and your children to focus on powerful life skills that often get missed in the rush of daily life.
• 22 cards in a deck with more than 80 questions and over 40 activities.
• Great for families, groups, and classrooms.
• Cards are creatively designed by kids for kids
• Ages 5+

Here is a PDF of more great ideas of ways to use these cards: MIM cards More Activities for Families, Groups and Classrooms

Available for purchase on Amazon.com ($15.95): http://www.amazon.com/Meanings-Motion-interactive-bringing-families/dp/0615289975

And check out Meanings in Motion on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meanings-In-Motion/170488815768

And here’s a sneek peek at the updated Meanings in Motion website (still under construction):http://meaningsinmotion.com/. They are in the process of coming out with  a “revised edition” of the cards with new packaging for portability (on a carabineer for families on the go!) and will include MANY new fun activities for families, groups and classrooms.

DisclaimerI received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own.

 

How to enter the Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention at least one important life skill concept all kids should learn. (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  2. For one additional entry, enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga FB page (https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga) & mention at least one important life skill concept all kids should learn (posts must be in English; 1 entry per Facebook account).

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on September 30, 2011.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address AND a mailing address in the United States of America.
  • Due to the cost of mailing, only USA entries allowed. Sorry… no international entries for this particular contest.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga or Meanings in Motion are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • One (1) winner will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on October 1, 2011.
  • The winner will get one (1) copy of the Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail.
  • In the event that the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • The winner’s mailing address will be obtained via e-mail and will be forwarded to Meanings in Motion.
  • Meanings in Motion will be shipping the card deck directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: retail price $15.95.

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a deck of life skill cards but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids Yoga and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids Yoga, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. This giveaway is now closed…. Congratulations to the winner of the Meanings in Motion card deck…. Linda Broderick from MA. Thanks to everyone who participated & be on the lookout for more reviews & giveaways on the OMazing Kids Yoga blog in the future 🙂

    There were a total of 17 entries (8 via blog post comment + 9 via the “Enter Giveaways Here…” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga Facebook page). Here is a summary of the life skill concepts kids should learn (from the tab entries since they only show up on my e-mail & not here)…

    * empathy & compassion
    * self respect & care of self
    * compassion & empathy
    * using restroom independently and follow with washing hands
    * everyone makes mistakes, learn from the ones you make and accept yourself fully
    * I hope that my yoga classes will enhance my students sense of self-esteem
    * compassion, love, patience, trust, faith, hard work, honesty, kindness, generosity, respect…..
    * compassion
    * impulse control

    Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma
    Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
    amoorad1@juno.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1?feature=mhsn#p/u
    Blog: https://omazingkidsyoga.wordpress.com

  2. Posted by Linda Broderick on September 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you for offering this giveaway. I love reading your daily posts and you have such great ideas. I think that kids need to learn to find lovingkindness, which leads to self-respect and a feeling of dignity that allows them to grant the same lovingkindness to others.

  3. Definitely compassion and empathy! I teach middle school, kids, and I am always astonished at how desensitized they can be. They need to be taught to really feel what others feel when they are scared or hurt.

  4. I hope that my students will gain more self-esteem through yoga. These are great cards! Namaste ❤

  5. Honesty is something I hope my kids will have instilled in them.
    Love the cards!
    kilabell@hotmail.com

  6. Connection to their inner Guru and to follow the Light that shines within them. 🙂

  7. Posted by Alicia on September 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    These cards look really cool! I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to introduce and discuss life skills with my classes. There are so many skills, such as gratitude and compassion, that often don’t get taught in the busyness and these cards could be really helpful with that! Thanks for sharing.

  8. These cards are great!
    I think that kids need to learn about working hard. As a society we’ve stopped teaching kids to put effort into what they do. The good things in life are worth working for.

  9. I love hosting giveaways to help spread the word about fun products to use with kids!

    Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma
    Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
    amoorad1@juno.com

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1?feature=mhsn#p/u

    Blog: https://omazingkidsyoga.wordpress.com

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