I Can Relate Game for 9 – 12 year old children

Are your children learning essential skills for succeeding in school and life?

The I Can Relate game teaches Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills that form:

  • self-awareness
  • empathy
  • kind actions.

“Learning to sort through a variety of feelings and needs in a situation helps children self-regulate their own emotions and relate to the perspective of others.”

~ Dr. Beverly Lonsbury

Benefits of using the I Can Relate game and process:

For Teachers:

Students learn:

  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills that can improve relationships and academic performance.
  • Sorting skills that promote respectful problem-solving.
  • How to consider the perspectives of others that builds kindness and respect in the classroom.

For Parents:

Your child learns:

  • Social skills for building kind friendships.
  • Self-Awareness skills that help develop  self-esteem and confidence.
  • Problem-solving and coping skills that can help him/her resolve conflict.
  • How to consider the perspectives of others for healthier relationships.
  • Social and emotional skills that can increase academic performance.

Who should buy the I Can Relate Game and Training Resources?

  • Counselors
  • Teachers
  • Special Needs Workers
  • Parents
  • Pastors
  • Youth Leaders
  • Small Group Leaders
  • Psychologists
  • Family Therapists
  • Social Workers

The I Can Relate game includes:

  • 42 age-appropriate Situation Cards for 9-12 year old children (4th-6th grade)
  • 105 Relate Cards (105 Feelings and 105 Needs are printed on the cards)
  • A downloadable Instructional Guide for Teachers and Parents

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What people are saying about the I Can Relate game:

“The I Can Relate Game is great!  It has been used in my room with a variety of students. It is especially important that my students learn about and practice a wide range of social situations.  I used many different applications of the I Can Relate Game depending upon the needs of my students.  It opened the door for lots of conversations about social situations, feelings and the concept of needs.  I am working with a few students to monitor their expected and unexpected behaviors – what my students really need from their actions and how others feel in response. Using the game in a variety of ways helped students figure out social situations which was awesome!”

Ellen Mundt

Edina High School Educator

Edina, Minnesota

“The I Can Relate Game was used as a small group option during Peer Ministry training. The specific topic was, “understanding a friend.” Everyone who tried the game loved it! Children and youth often have a hard time finding words to describe their feelings much less needs. This game gave them an opportunity to voice feelings and needs using situations that are relevant and applicable to their lives. It not only taught youth listening skills, but also encouraged them to tap into their emotions in order to name what they thought others would feel in a specific situation.”

Abby Matter

Director of Middle School Ministry, Roseville Lutheran Church

Roseville, Minnesota