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48 expressive cards, 24 common emotions, and 8 enlightening games that develop emotional fluency and empathy for kids aged 3-6 yrs.
48 expressive cards, 24 common emotions, and 8 enlightening games that develop emotional fluency and empathy for kids aged 3-6 yrs.
48 expressive cards, 24 common emotions, and 8 enlightening games that develop emotional fluency and empathy for kids aged 3-6 yrs.
168 backers pledged $7,131 to help bring this project to life.

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Parents, teachers, caregivers, and mental health professionals of children aged 3 - 6 years love using the Feelings and Dealings card game to develop empathy. This therapeutic tool develops social and emotional intelligence through fun and engaging play. Speaking of play, we've designed 8 ways to play this game: 3 games for educational play and 5 games for therapeutic play!

These are the prototypes of the card game box and cards.
These are the prototypes of the card game box and cards.

What's Included Per Game

  • 48 Feelings and Dealings cards sized at 3.5” x 5” for easy viewing and laminated for durability
  • Instructions for 8 ways to play Feelings and Dealings
  • Nifty tuck box to hold the cards

About the Creator

The game was created by Camille Childs (me!), the founder of GameOnFamily.com, whose corporate career started in licensing at Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune.  I most recently worked at Netflix for 5 years, all of which fueled my love of games and technology. The Feelings and Dealings card game is the first game of several from Game On Family.

Why Feelings and Dealings?

  • Teaches children aged 3 to 6 years soft skills such as how to identify emotions through facial expressions, body language, and in social contexts; however, adults often expand their emotional vocabulary too! 
  • Engages players via a fun and therapeutic card game to discover 24 nuanced emotions including the basics (afraid, angry, happy, etc.) to modern, complex emotions (distracted, overwhelmed, etc.). 
  • Encourages conversation and communication through play… think of it as Play Therapy! 
  • Displays 48 Colorful, Illustrated Cards including 24 Individual Pose Cards that develop emotional intelligence and 24 Social Scene Cards that develop social intelligence. 
  • 24 Individual Pose Cards: Each Individual Pose card shows a child expressing an emotion through nonverbal cues such as facial expression and body language. 
  • 24 Social Scene Cards: Each Social Scene card conveys an emotion in a realistic social situation involving family, friends, and pets in a variety of age appropriate settings. 
  • Builds diversity awareness: Our range of characters shows a diverse mix of ages, ethnicities, and abilities. 
  • Supports emotional health and connection: Kids discover a wide range of emotions which builds empathy, self and other awareness, interpersonal connection, and models ways to express needs.
  • Teaches empathy: When you have empathy, you can better understand another person’s emotions and actions. Empathy broadens our perspective, improves communication, better enables collaboration, and deepens relationships.
  • Suggests 8 ways to play via our detailed instructional sheet. Choose a game depending on intent or goal. 
  • Aids Parents, Therapists, Educators and Caregivers: Mental Health Professionals may use cards as a therapeutic tool, teachers may use as an educational tool to increase empathy and awareness, and parents may use as conversational cards to connect with their children or simply as a fun game to improve social skills.

8 Ways to Play: 3 Educational Games & 5 Therapeutic Games

We've designed 8 ways to play with the card deck! Choose which way to play based on your desired outcome, which could be just for fun, educational or therapeutic. Each game can be played in less than 10 minutes which is desirable for little ones aged 3-6 years.

3 Educational Games:

  • All Out! Game: 2-6 Players
  • Match the Emotions Game: 2 Players or 2 Teams of 2-3 Players Each
  • Speed Match Game: 2 Players

5 Therapeutic Games:

  • Conversation Cards
  • Show & Tell
  • Pick Out & Act Out
  • Pair & Compare
  • Cover & Discover

 Show Me the Cards!

24 Individual Pose Cards (Prototypes)
24 Individual Pose Cards (Prototypes)

Each vertical Individual Pose character (above) is seen in a horizontal Social Scene card (below). You'll see the character express the emotion individually and also in his/her corresponding social scene, therefore "matching" it.

24 Social Scene Cards (Prototypes)
24 Social Scene Cards (Prototypes)
Prototypes of the card game box and cards
Prototypes of the card game box and cards

Introducing 2 Stretch Goals  

We decided to introduce 2 stretch goals to entice new backers to pledge as we near the campaign's end. A stretch goal is a funding target set by the project creator beyond the original Kickstarter goal. It's a way for creators to "stretch" beyond the initial, official goal of the Kickstarter project and raise more money. 

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal #1: Raise $6,000; 4 Ronald McDonald House Charities Houses Will Receive 10 Games Each

We want to give back to a nonprofit that helps families and children during difficult times. The Ronald McDonald House Charities do just that: keeping families together and near the care they need. If we hit our 1st stretch goal of $6,000, then Game On Family will donate 40 Feelings and Dealings games to 4 Ronald McDonald Houses of our choice (10 games each). 

Stretch Goal #2: Raise $10,000; Every Ronald McDonald House Charities House in the U.S. Gets 1 Game 

If we hit our 2nd stretch goal of $10,000, then Game On Family will donate 180 Feelings and Dealings games to Ronald McDonald House Charities Houses in the U.S. That means that every Ronald McDonald House in the U.S. will get 1 game each!

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Together we can teach kids empathy, reduce bullying, and deepen our real life connections. Learning through play is the best way! :-) Share this short GIF on Facebook, or Twitter or Pinterest!!  

Our Printing Partner, PrintNinja!
Our Printing Partner, PrintNinja!

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges for this project are low. We've already created the artwork for the card deck, completed the instructions, and designed and play tested the 8 games. I'm ready to send this card game to the printer who has agreed upon a quote and timeline. I just need your help to determine the print quantity.

There is a total of 12 weeks turnaround time. Breakdown: 10 weeks turnaround on the production of the card game that includes shipping from overseas. If the project is fully funded, and after payment is received (usually about 2 weeks after a successful Kickstarter ends), I will send everything off to be turned into the card game. Thanks!

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    PRINT & PLAY, BACKER UPDATES

    My sincerest thanks, plus, you'll be provided with a link to download your own Print & Play Card Bundle of 24 cards (12 Individual Pose Cards and 12 Social Scene Cards) that you can print and play at home!

    You will also have behind-the-scenes access to backers' exclusive updates on the campaign!

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    • Print & Play Card Bundle: 24 cards (PDF File)
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    PRINTABLE COLORING BOOK + PRINT & PLAY

    DIY Download Files: You will receive a link to download your own Printable Coloring Book "Color Your Emotions" (PDF file) with 24 emotions. Great for classroom use!

    You will also get a link to download your own Print & Play Card Bundle of 24 cards (12 Individual Pose Cards and 12 Social Scene Cards).

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    1 COPY OF THE GAME (5% OFF MSRP)

    You will receive: One copy of the Feelings and Dealings card game (48 cards for ages 3-6 years).

    You'll also receive our DIY Download Files! You will receive a link to download your own Printable Coloring Book "Color Your Emotions" (PDF file) with 24 emotions.

    You will also get a link to download your own Print & Play Card Bundle of 24 cards (12 Individual Pose Cards and 12 Social Scene Cards).

    Includes:
    • Feelings and Dealings: An Emotions and Empathy Card Game
    • Printable Coloring Book (PDF File)
    • Print & Play Card Bundle: 24 cards (PDF File)
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    2 COPIES OF THE GAME (7.5% OFF MSRP)

    Feelings and Dealings Card Game Double Pack! Keep one deck and give the other to friends or family!

    You will receive: 2 copies of the Feelings and Dealings card game.

    You'll also receive our DIY Download Files! You will receive a link to download your own Printable Coloring Book "Color Your Emotions" (PDF file) with 24 emotions.

    You will also get a link to download your own Print & Play Card Bundle of 24 cards (12 Individual Pose Cards and 12 Social Scene Cards).

    Includes:
    • Feelings and Dealings: An Emotions and Empathy Card Game
    • Printable Coloring Book (PDF File)
    • Print & Play Card Bundle: 24 cards (PDF File)
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    3 COPIES OF THE GAME (10% OFF MSRP)

    Feelings and Dealings Card Game Triple Pack! You will receive: 3 copies of the Feelings and Dealings card game.

    You'll also receive our DIY Download Files! You will receive a link to download your own Printable Coloring Book "Color Your Emotions" (PDF file) with 24 emotions.

    You will also get a link to download your own Print & Play Card Bundle of 24 cards (12 Individual Pose Cards and 12 Social Scene Cards).

    Includes:
    • Feelings and Dealings: An Emotions and Empathy Card Game
    • Printable Coloring Book (PDF File)
    • Print & Play Card Bundle: 24 cards (PDF File)
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    5 COPIES OF THE GAME (15% OFF MSRP)

    You will receive: 5 copies of the Feelings and Dealings card game. Five!

    You'll also receive our DIY Download Files! You will receive a link to download your own Printable Coloring Book "Color Your Emotions" (PDF file) with 24 emotions.

    You will also get a link to download your own Print & Play Card Bundle of 24 cards (12 Individual Pose Cards and 12 Social Scene Cards).

    Includes:
    • Feelings and Dealings: An Emotions and Empathy Card Game
    • Printable Coloring Book (PDF File)
    • Print & Play Card Bundle: 24 cards (PDF File)
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    10 COPIES OF THE GAME (20% OFF MSRP)

    Feelings and Dealings Card Game Bulk Pack! Ideal for schools, day cares, gifts, etc.

    You will receive: 10 copies of the Feelings and Dealings card game. Ten!

    You'll also receive our DIY Download Files! You will receive a link to download your own Printable Coloring Book "Color Your Emotions" (PDF file) with 24 emotions.

    You will also get a link to download your own Print & Play Card Bundle of 24 cards (12 Individual Pose Cards and 12 Social Scene Cards).

    Includes:
    • 10× Feelings and Dealings: An Emotions and Empathy Card Game
    • Printable Coloring Book (PDF File)
    • Print & Play Card Bundle: 24 cards (PDF File)
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