Go Fish: Catch & Release Your Anger Game
These games play like classic Go Fish. There are two decks of 50 cards in each game – one for grades K-2 and the other for grades 3-5. The games differ from classic Go Fish in that players must answer a question before they can accept a requested card. Instead of the usual number and picture cards, the cards have fun pictures of fish and fish names. Each game also comes with a rules sheet and facilitator guidelines.
Learning Objectives – Players will:
- Learn the importance and benefits of acting responsibly;
- Understand the consequences of irresponsible behavior;
- Learn how to differentiate between responsible behavior and irresponsible behavior and model what is right;
- Understand how to develop the necessary skills to make responsible choices.
This game is designed to help children manage anger in a thoughtful and non-aggressive way. Each card will offer a scenario where someone has done something as a result of an angry situation. Each player will be given the opportunity to reflect on the scenario and discuss whether or not it was a good way to handle angry feelings. There are cards which also offer techniques to diffuse anger and to help deal with angry feelings in a more productive way.