Growth Mindset + Card Game = Fun Learning!
What better way to help young people build their growth mindset than through a fun game?! The Growth Mindset Card Game was designed to increase your students' understanding that having a growth mindset can help them take on any challenges that may come their way. This game encourages players to reflect on how hard work, grit and making mistakes are ways to achieve their goals and build their strengths and resilience.
Perfect for rapport-building and starting meaningful conversations, it can also act as a non-threatening counseling assessment tool, providing insight into a child's self-talk, perceptions and goals & hopes. Playing this game is also a great relationship-builder; helping new students in a class or members of a small group to get to know each other better.
Why Is Having a Growth Mindset Important?
Having a growth mindset helps young people to cultivate a strong internal locus of control & sense of agency and lays a foundation from which to create an empowered life. The questions and prompts in The Growth Mindset Card Game encourage players to express their unique voices and perceptions, with a primary focus on strengths, social supports, and other protective factors.
Ways to Use The Growth Mindset Card Game:
*In Counseling Groups to Build Social Skills & Connection
*In Individual Counseling Sessions as an Assessment Tool that is in alignment with Solution Focused Counseling. Plus, the actual act of playing The Growth Mindset Card Game provides insight into children's social skills, decision-making process, frustration tolerance, level of respect for rules & boundaries, and problem-solving abilities.
*In the classroom to reinforce your growth mindset lessons.
*Fun for Family Game Night!
✔ TWO sets of The Growth Mindset Card Game: in both color AND black and white! So if you don't have access to a color printer, no problem! You can download and print in black and white too! Instead of color, players match up cards with shapes!
✔ Detailed Game Directions
✔ Tips on how to use the Self-Esteem Card Game as a Therapeutic Intervention
✔ Over 75 Questions & Prompts
✔ Action Cards
✔ Pass Tickts
How to Play The Growth Mindset Card Game!
In the spirit of other popular shedding-type card games, the player to get rid of all their cards first by wins. Players try to "match" the top card in the discard pile, by either laying down the same number, color (or shape, if using the black & white set), or type of action card. If the card contains a question or prompt, that player shares their response. The player may choose to decline responding by using 1 of their 2 Pass Tickets. Actions cards add fun twists and turns to the game. Actions include:
➔ TAKE 3
: The next person in line must take 3 cards before taking their turn.
➔ ROTATE RIGHT / ROTATE LEFT
: All players pass on, or "rotate," their cards to either the left or right, so that everyone exchanges hands with each other.
➔ GO AGAIN
: Player gets to "go again," gaining an additional turn.
: Player who discards a FREE card is "free" to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.➔ FREE + SPY!
: Player who discards a FREE+SPY card can spy on one player by peeking at their cards and then is "free" to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.
For other Growth Mindset Interventions,
you may may enjoy:
☆ Growth Mindset Lesson + Fortune Tellers: Fun School Counseling & Classroom Game
☆ Growth Mindset Lesson: Fun, Interactive School Counseling Quiz Show style Game!
☆ Julia Cook's BUBBLE GUM BRAIN: School Counseling Growth Mindset Lesson
☆ YOUR FANTASTIC ELASTIC BRAIN: School Counseling Growth Mindset Lesson & Game
☆ Positive Affirmation Cards & Growth Mindset Brag Tags *Build Self-Esteem
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Check these games out:
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❤️ THE GRATITUDE CARD GAME! A Positive Psychology Mindful Coping Tool
❤️ COPING with GRIEF *Card Game to Help Cope with Death, Loss & Grieving
❤️ THE JOY and HAPPINESS CARD GAME! *Positive Psychology Counseling Fun
❤️ THE FEELINGS CARD GAME! Learning About Emotions School Counseling Group Game
❤️ THE GETTING TO KNOW YOU CARD GAME! Fun Rapport Building Conversation Starters
❤️ FRIENDSHIP: A School Counseling Social Skills Card Game great for Small Groups
❤️ ANGER MANAGEMENT CARD GAME: Counseling Game about Anger Triggers & Coping Skills