Dear parents and teachers,
Thank you for your interest in the “Everything Matters” game.
I created this game for my own kids, now 11 year old twins, about 5 years ago. We played this game every summer because I did not want them to slip into the “lazy summer” mode which can cause transition into the school routine much harder.
My kids begged me to “play” this game every year because they loved to earn their “play money”, and spend them on things they love to have, play with or eat! And I think it is the best part of this game - to motivate your children to do their best at everything!
Even though this game is based on “earning” play money for everything they do, my own children did not carried this idea into the real life, where, as we all know not everything converts into money.
The big idea and the reason why I decided to pay “play money” for every task my kids accomplished is simple: at the end of the day, everything you do matters.
Doing good job on grooming yourself, cleaning your own room, learning, or taking care of the needs of others - all of this eventually transforms or converts into something. Whether it’s your character, your performance at school/work, taking care of those who depend on you, making your own living, be a good family member or a friend - all of this depends on the small steps that you took and learning process that you’ve started at the early age.
I wanted my children to understand that not taking care of your teeth will lead to spending more money at the dentist office. Dirty, messy rooms will morph into the sloppy office space l at work. Lack of knowledge, desire to learn and improve, poor grades at school will lead to unreached goals in life and unused potential. Unwillingness to help your family, pets, neighbors and friends will lead toward the isolated and selfish life. So, absolutely everything matters!
I hope you and your children/students will enjoy this game “Everything Matters”, and I hope that at the end of the day they will see the bigger picture that this little pieces of puzzle have created - a life with purpose, achieved goals, and eventually responsible investing of their time, talents and treasures.
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome!