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Cairn Building—an Activity to Talk with Your Family about Balance and Slowing Down

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Cairn Building—an Activity to Talk with Your Family about Balance and Slowing Down

This activity helps your family focus on slowing down and finding the right balance in their lives. The activity is simple: gather some rocks from your yard and use them to create a cairn (often used as a landmark in hiking to help you and others know you’re on the right path). For added meaning, paint the rocks in a way that symbolically represents the landmark changes happening in your life right now.

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Backward Ball Drop—Fun Game for Talking about Teamwork

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Backward Ball Drop—Fun Game for Talking about Teamwork

This team game will have you laughing while helping refine your communication skills (and your motor skills, too)! Whether you’re building teamwork skills at work or looking for ways to talk with your kids about teamwork, you’ll love this game! Team up in pairs and have player 1 face away from a bowl filled with Ping-Pong balls. Player 1 uses chopsticks to move the balls from one bowl to another while player 2 tries to guide him by telling him how to move his hands!

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How Many Squares? A Simple Art Game That Helps You Talk with Your Kids about Goals and Growth

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How Many Squares? A Simple Art Game That Helps You Talk with Your Kids about Goals and Growth

This name-that-tune style art game uses graph paper to see who can draw an object using the least amount of squares. It also provides a great parallel to setting and achieving goals, and it can help you talk about growth and goal-setting with your family!

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Greedy Leprechaun—a St. Patrick’s Day Party Game Idea for Your Family or School Party

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Greedy Leprechaun—a St. Patrick’s Day Party Game Idea for Your Family or School Party

You found a pot of gold coins to share! But will the greedy leprechaun take it all first? This game not only helps you celebrate the holiday but also provides a great lesson on talking about risk versus reward—and the power of agency and choices—with your children.

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Emoji Emotions Game—a Fun and Easy Way to Talk about Your Feelings

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Emoji Emotions Game—a Fun and Easy Way to Talk about Your Feelings

EMOJI EMOTIONS game! Try this fun and easy way to help your kids learn how to talk about their emotions. If you like Apples to Apples, you'll LOVE this game!

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