Go Fish: Catch Good Character
Product Number : W-625A
- Go Fish: Catch Good Character combines the classic game of Go Fish with important lessons about building character
- Players must answer an open-ended question before they can accept a requested card. These questions prompt critical thinking and discussion about good character
- Teaches the concept of character and several important character traits, how to demonstrate good character, and why good character is important in society
- Ages 5-11, 2-5 players
Play-2-Learn Go Fish: Catch Good Character covers a range of character dimensions, including honesty, caring, responsibility, fairness, and generosity, among others.The questions are designed to encourage players to give examples from their own experience about behavior that demonstrates good character and to help players understand the meaning of common character traits.
The game plays like classic Go Fish. There are two decks of 50 cards in each game one forchildren 5 to 8years oldand the other for children 8 - 11 years old. It differs from classic go fish in that players must answer a question before they can accept a requested card.Instead of the usual number and picture cards, the cards have fun pictures of fish and fish names. For example, a player may ask, Do you have any Henry Herrings?If the player receives a Henry Herring card, the player reads the question on the card aloud and answers it.All questions are open ended.If the player did not have any Henry Herrings, the player would say, go fish, and then the first player would take a card from the ocean (extra cards in the center of the table).A rules sheet and facilitator guidelines are included.
Suitable for children 5 -11 years old. A game can be played within 20 minutes by 2 - 5 participants.
Players will learn:
1. the concept of character and several important character traits;
2. that character is demonstrated by behavior and will be able to give examples of relevant behavior;
3. that good character traits help them handle life issues and challenges effectively; and
4. why parents, school officials, and other adults can be expected to hold students responsible for dishonesty and other examples of bad character.
Play-2-Learn Go Fish: Catch Good Character is flexible enough that play can be stopped to explore othertopics as they are introduced by participants.