Having kids in school I learn its not always easy to communicate with them as much as I would like to. Thanks to Harvest Time Games I am able to teach them and get them to open up to me about issues, all while relaxed and having fun.
Abundant Harvest for Kids is a game which is for ages 7 and up and can be played with 2 to 8 players. The games theme is you reap what you sow. The game has different scenarios like school, parent, child and more. Each scenario has something to do with the main scenario on the card. Example:
Child Scenario, Your older brother is constantly teasing you and fun of you in front of his friends. What do YOU do? Which this allows for your child to address the issue before it has become one or if it is a issue help the parent and child understand how to work through the issue at hand. My kids do this often and I have to always yell at them to stop fighting and picking on each other. Once we played this game it helped my oldest child to understand why its mean and hurtful what he was doing and for the youngest one to understand that everyone needs their time alone.
From start to finish the whole game is about 30-45 mins to play depending on how each person answers the question, it was a great way to break the ice and really let each child talk about the issues they face in school and at home.
Abundant Harvest for Teens and Adults is a game which is for ages 13 and up and can be played with 2 to 8 players. The games theme is you reap what you sow. The game has different scenarios like teen, parent, work and more. Each scenario has something to do with the main scenario on the card. Example:
Your roommate has been behind on paying their portion of the bills. This is the second month of hearing excuses. You are running low on savings to cover their part. What do YOU do?
I have never been in this situation but I have seen it break up some of the best of friends. This is a great way to break the ice and get everything on the table, and its great for teens to know how to deal with these things if they come up when they move out on their own.
When we grow up all we can do is learn from others and apply it the best way we are able. Although we are taught to respect others and to be honest to one another this is not always the case. The Principles of our World is a series of books which help us to relate and learn from others actions. The 5 I received are:
Honesty: a book which tells us why its good to be honest and what comes of being honest
Sacrifice: work hard for a better stratifying reward
Courage: how to stand up for yourself and others, along with overcoming obstacles in life
Compassion: how to care for one another, to love
Teamwork: how to work well with others
There are many more books besides the 5 I listed all which teach valuable life lessons.
Face to Face is a series of games which are like mini editions of Abundant Harvest. The Face to Face has 3 editions: Kids, Dinner Party and Teens. Each game is played with 2 or more players. Each game has a scenario card which you then reply with how you would handle the situation. The Face to Face games make for great road trip games, park games, party games and more. The Face to Face games are small and easy to be carried anywhere. I use these often while waiting at the doctors or a WIC appointment : ) You can find all these great products from Harvest Time by clicking here.
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.