Welcome to Games Connect
Australian wildlife board Games that inspire and educate.
Get your kids excited about learning with our collection of teacher-designed educational wildlife games. .A great way to ditch the dry lessons and let these games dive you into your imagination through the eyes of animals, transforming learning time into passionate empowered voices for nature.
Begin an inspiring nature learning experience through play and follow up with material in the activities; such as: did you know questions, how to draw, vocabulary and spelling extensions in the extensive word search and lots more.
Games Connect came about from my own experiences in education both as a student and as a teacher. I questioned how l could use my passion and skills to make learning fun, engaging and affordable whilst addressing something very dear to me; protecting our local wildlife and the environment.
The first game began whilst living in close contact with Cassowaries in Mission Beach. Recognising the importance of sharing an understanding with visitors and locals of the importance these amazing yet intimidating creatures are for the health of our rainforests If we value and understand the importance of something, we are more motivated to act on its behalf. These games are my gift to the animals who need our help.
.When children are having fun they absorb new information quickly and easily and they love sharing their thoughts and feelings about what they learn.
These games promote emotional health with social engagement, stimulating the mind through information and empowering action for nature. Kids are naturally fascinated by nature and quick to help an injured animal.. Through play they will learn about the daily challenges faced by each animal, giving them ideas of how their voice and actions can create a ripple effect in helping to protect them and their environment.
Beautifully hand illustrated and a big favourite for tourists, travellers and home school families, being a great way to educate whilst on the road or planning a visit to Far North Queensland.
Laugh at yourself
Bend the rules to suit yourself
Follow the prompts. When you land on a space that requires you to go back the other players decide whether this comment reflects some truth and you need to adhere to the prompt, if not you may stay where you are.
Be honest in your sharing. =)
These 2 delightful games are a lot of fun to play and help to deepen connections with self and others whilst journeying out of the mind and into the heart, encouraging gentle inner adjustments to create more flow in your life. The prompts inspire self awareness through honesty and laughter with endless opportunities to communicate openly and see yourself in other players stories.
The reverse side of each game are also filled with inspiring questions, quotes and further reading to support personal or group reflection to help uncover your joy and take the steps in that direction.
The "Return to Love" game is best to be played first and is a shorter game where as the "Be the Change" game will require more time as it has many opportunities to All Play. This means that all players must share no matter who lands on the prompt. These games harnesses the power of change through inviting deeper connections and engaging players to support each other on this shared journey.
I have used the Return to Love game whilst working in High schools and the students love being able to express themselves and learn about others in an informal relaxed way.
Check out the free downloads as there is a collaborative game made together with primary school students in 2021, designed to help children with social skills and building closer and meaningful connections with each other..
Hours of fun learning about each other as the aim is not about winning but about sharing time together communicating and building social skills through fun.
All games are designed to be compact and light weight with zero waste, making them the perfect, inexpensive gift to send to loved ones knowing you are also supporting local small business. =)
Play and Learn - Share and Care.