Help-a-Kid Cards

50 Scenario Cards the Each Present an Upsetting Challenge a Kid is Facing for Students to Brainstorm Helpful Strategies


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50 Scenario Cards that Each Present an Upsetting Challenge a Kid is Facing for Students to Brainstorm Helpful Strategies

These cards encourage students to discuss ways they could help other kids their age to resolve various day-to-day challenges. In the process, players learn empathy and become more insightful about common issues young people face, and possible strategies that might be helpful in each. Through discussing about helpful strategies for others, students also gain insights to help themselves.

Help-a-Kid cards also encourage students to become “upstanders” to their peers. All students in the school should learn that they have a personal responsibility to be helpful, not harmful to one another. School climate can be transformed through initiatives that promote kids-helping-kids activities.


  1. Draw and Share
  2. Deal Three
  3. Deal Five
  4. The Most Challenging Issue
  5. The Most Common Issue
Written by Robert Bowman
Illustrated by Poppy Moon
ISBN 9781598502446
Grades 3-6
50 Cards

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Youthlight, Inc.

Dr. Bowman started his career as a school teacher and school counselor. Since that time, he taught in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of South Carolina for more than 20 years and is currently an Emeritus Professor. He has authored numerous articles in professional journals and has written more than 24 books and programs that help troubled youth bring about positive changes in themselves and their peers. He is widely recognized for his distinctive contributions to the fields of mental health and education with an emphasis on developmental school counseling. He is especially known as a prolific creator of creative and insightful approaches and programs for helping young people. Today, Dr. Bowman continues his work as a collector of effective practices that work with youth when “all else fails.”

Dr. Bowman has conducted professional seminars, conference keynotes and/or motivational presentations in 42 of the United States and in Kenya, Canada, Belgium, England, Italy, West Germany, Puerto Rico, St. Marten, St. Thomas, and Malaysia.

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