Climer Cards are designed to be used by teachers, consultants, ropes course facilitators, teambuilding experts, parents, and anyone working with groups. Climer Cards are a great tool to help groups share what they learned, move deeper in their understanding of each other, and engage in conversation with each other.
How to use:
The facilitator can spread the cards out on the table or ground and then pose a question to the group, such as, “Select a card with an image that is symbolic of something you learned today.” Or they might say, “Choose a card that represents the team’s interactions today.” It's amazing the metaphors that participants create!
Once everyone has selected a card each person can share with the whole group, use it to write down their thoughts, or pair up and share with one other person. Whatever technique is used the cards are a tool to help participants reflect and learn from the experience, going deeper than they may have otherwise.
Of course, there are lots of other ways you could use the cards too. World language teachers could use them to have students talk about colors or actions. Parents could use them at the dinner table to get their kids talking about their day. Camp counselors could use them to engage campers in conversations about their day.
Each set will contain 50 cards based on hand-painted images by Amy Climer with instructions and ideas for a variety of uses. Cards will be the size of standard playing cards (3.5" x 2.5"), made of PVC plastic for durability, and come in a clear, plastic box.
One side will have hand-painted images by Amy Climer (like in the photo above). The other side will include shapes, numbers, and colors so you can sort individual people into random groups of up to 10 people. For instance, after passing out the cards you can tell the group, “please form groups with other people who have the same shape on their card as you.” If you are using all 50 cards you can control the size of the groups based on if you use shapes, colors, or numbers. There are 6 different shapes (groups of 8-9), there are 10 numbers (groups of 5), and there are 8 colors (groups of 6-7). You can get inventive with lots of other combinations too.
In order to make these cards, I need your help. Printing is expensive and I need to raise some money before I can print my first batch. The $2,500 will cover the costs of printing.
I hope you will help fund me. Feel free to post comments and questions on my kickstarter page. If you have other ideas on how the cards can be used, add those too. I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it.
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