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.
Disclaimer: I 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:
- 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)
- 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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