Have fun playing a familiar game while teaching children important life skills! This game helps players learn to deal with stressful situations that are common in the middle school years. Shifting friendships, the start of dating, as well as financial problems at home can cause a great deal of stress. This game focuses on rational thinking and problem solving to alleviate stress and anxiety. Players also practice stress reduction techniques such as self-talk and relaxation techniques. Players will read the scenario cards, identify the areas that may cause them stress, and improve their ability to cope with stress by using the guidelines that are included in the game.
Based on the popular card game 21, players learn key skills while they try to get as close to 21 as possible without going over. These games use eight different “smart” sharks to deliver the skill sets in an effective way that middle schoolers can relate to. The scenario based cards represent the typical issues faced by middle school students on a daily basis. These games are a must have for middle-school aged children trying to deal with the demands of their peer group and challenges in school and after-school activities.
Each game comes in a sturdy box with a deck of 52 cards, facilitator’s guide, rules sheet, and a color foldout of the skills taught in the game.