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These days, I feel like the world we live in gives very mixed messages. I work hard to teach my kids values and principles that make them good, respectable people. Anytime I can find a fun tool to help them learn these things, I get excited about it. Abundant Harvest for Kids is a conversation game created by Harvest Time Partners that teaches principles such as honesty, loyalty, commitment and responsibility. The name alone is wonderful- you receive an abundant harvest in life for making choices that improve your character. You reap what you sow. The game has questions that encourage discussions between parents and kids about important issues. We received this game for free to review and also get to give one away to a reader.
The game comes with 3 types of situation cards, Principle cards (that give a list of principles to follow in answering the questions including: The Golden Rule, Responsibility, Discipline, Loyalty, Respect, Determination, Work, Honesty, and more), and Harvest Time Rewards (Abundant Harvest, Modest Harvest, and Poor Harvest). To play Abundant Harvest, you roll the die and move your piece the number that is rolled. The spaces on the board have decisions that may need to be made in kids lives. They have positive or negative outcomes and kids get to collect points based on the spaces that they land. The outcome of the decision on the space gives them points according to the type of harvest they would earn from the choice made. The color of the space they land on also tells them which scenario card they will choose for their turn. There are three different scenario cards: School, Parent, and Child. Each card gives “what would you do?” scenarios for the player to answer. Then the whole group gets to discuss their answer and see if there may be better options.
Abundant Harvest provided some wonderful teachable moments and brought about some great discussions between me and my kids. I liked that they sometimes had to answer as a parent because I could see things that mattered to them in their answers and know how they would like to be treated in certain situations. It also pushed them to think about my role and how difficult it may be at times to solve problems. We have enjoyed playing this game as a family! I hope it is something that your family can enjoy as well!
This game is for ages 7+ and sells for $19.99. There is a Teen/Adult version (ages 13+) of this game available as well.
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