Card game “Find and Seek”
|Various Lithuanian kindergartens|
|Various regions of Lithuani|
Area/s of intervention
|The set of cards promotes changing stereotypical attitudes of “masculine” or “feminine” professions, emphasises the importance of personal choice, and teaches that professions cannot be divided by gender. People’s inclinations and aspirations matter the most: men can realize their professional expectations in caring-related professions just as well as women do.|
Short description of the activities
|There is two decks of cards: one depicts various actions, the other depicts professions. Both sets can be used as a memory game: • The cards are spread out face down. • Players take turns, turning two cards picture-side-up and searching for pairs. • If a player finds a pair, the cards are removed from the game. If not, the cards are turned picture-side- down again, in the same place so that players could memorise where each card lies. • The player, who finds the most pairs, wins.|
This game a pair of cards is not made of visually identical pictures but of identical activities, for example, sorting rubbish, helping a friend, or taking care of other people or animals. Children should be aware of this before starting the
|game. These card games suit best for preschool and primary school children. The duration of the game depends on the size of the group. On average, it takes about 20 minutes or as long as the attention span of children of that certain age.|
These card decks can also be used as a tool to divide children into pairs: after the cards are shuffled, each participant draws one card and searches for the participant with the pairing card. Once everyone has found their partner, they can be given a task to complete in pairs.
The Practice has contributed to
- Enhance the development of curricula based on pedagogical goals, values and approaches that enable children to reach their full potential in a holistic way.
Children, families and other members of the educational staff