Friendship Explorers Game
The most common reason that kids become excluded from social networks, targets of bullying, teasing, etc. is that they are different from the "in" kids in some way. Friendship Explorers is a vital tool for counselors, school psychologists, and teachers to help kids see the benefits of inclusion.
Friendship Explorers is a cooperative game that helps players learn to understand similarities and respect differences. Players answer open-ended questions to earn pieces to a 9" x 21" jigsaw puzzle map of the world. Everyone wins when the puzzle is completed. Players spin the spinner to determine which question card they will answer.
There are four decks of cards. Culture and Traditions cards help players appreciate the diverse family backgrounds that make us unique. We are the Same/We are Different cards explore similarities and differences in various areas of life and discusses how it enriches our lives to have friends who are different. Good Character cards provide definitions, scenarios, and personal examples in the areas of respect, fairness, caring, honesty, and responsibility. All About Me cards identify aspects of what makes each person who they are - self-identity.