Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Earth Day Shout Out

Every day should be Earth Day (but FYI, the official date is April 22).  We all have a special responsibility to the Earth, to each other and to the future to care for and use its resources wisely.

With Earth Day Shout Out, there are 31 images that serve as reminders and talking points of what we can do to help conserve and preserve the environment.  From LED and halogen light bulbs, to turning off water while brushing teeth, to walking and biking instead of driving, there are so many different ways we can make small changes in our lives to help.  After playing Shout Out, your kids will naturally brainstorm and think of many different ways to help.

In addition, Earth Day Shout Out provides topics of discussion like energy sources - windmills, nuclear, electrical, coal - and global warming.  A tiger represents the many endangered species across the world.

To play, each person races to find the one, and only one match, on the center pile.  Whoever finds their match first, shouts out.  They take the card and then race to find the next match.  Best of all, Shout Out can be reused over and over again.  If the game ever becomes to worn to play again, you can recycle :)

Shout Out also comes with printable boxes to keep your cards organized.  You can also use the boxes to store trinkets, stickers or awards to give out on Earth Day, or next time you discuss conservation.

(FYI - there are two backing and box options.  One says "Earth Day Shout Out" and the other says "Environmental Science Shout Out."_

Download, print and play today.

Earth Day Shout Out on Etsy

Earth Day Shout Out on Teachers Pay Teachers

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Service Shout Out

Did you know that this week is Kindness Week with February 17th being Kindness Day?  I'd never heard of it before, but my kids are bringing things home from school and I think it is an AWESOME idea!  I love looking for ways to help and serve others.
I think kids naturally want to help others, but sometimes they feel limited on what they can do or they are stymied on who they can serve.  Service/Kindness Shout Out can help stimulate ideas while you play.  Each deck has 31 ideas of how to serve, all through pictures (so even non-readers can play).  To play, race to find the one, and only one match, on each card.  When you're done playing, you'll be ready to go and do some good in the world today!
As an alternative, you can hand one card to a child and have them choose what they want to do on it.
FYI -  There are two backing options:  "Service Shout Out" or "Kindness Shout Out".  The printable storage boxes also come with both titles.  So, call it whichever you want.

To download, print and play Service Shout Out today:
On Etsy: Service Shout Out
On Teachers Pay Teachers: Service Shout Out

I think character education is so important to our children, that I've also created a FREEBIE mini-Service game.  It only has 13 ideas and cards, but is the perfect size to print out and send home with children.  While printing in color is more fun, for large classes, you can also print in black and white.  Students can cut out their own games in circle or square shapes.

Download the FREEBIE mini-Service Shout Out Game. 

I'd appreciate it if you PIN or Share these games on Social Media.  Thank you.

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