Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Flag Page Game ~ Review & Giveaway

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imageSeveral months ago I heard about the Kids Flag Page Game from Family Matters from another blogger. The game intrigued me, because it was put together by the author of a book that I have wanted to sit and read for a long time ~ Dr. Tim Kimmel.

This phrase in particular from the game caught my attention:

The Kids Flag Page Game is a fun way for moms and dads to interact with their kids and truly discover the heart of each child—who God created them to be.

Being able to play a game with my kids and discover more about their hearts and desires ~ THAT is something that I definitely wanted to do.

About Kids Flag Page

Overall, the game is easy to play and the concept great ~ you determine your child’s personality type ‘country’ through a series of 36 motivation cards. Your child can belong to one of four countries: Control, Fun, Perfect, and Peace.

Your child sorts through the 36 motivation cards and sorts them to describe herself as Always, Sometimes, or Never. Each card has a short description on the card to help your child understand what it means ~ and your child is to sort the card without parental input {gasp!}. Once the cards are sorted, your child picks out the top six favorite cards. Parents then work out numerical scores to determine a Home Country for their child as well as an Adopted Country {the country that is their next dominant personality trait}.

Once you have determined your child’s personality type, you can learn more about it in the book included with the game. The book provides tips and strategies for parenting a child with that personality type, along with pitfalls that can accompany that personality ~ giving you a ‘heads up’ for things to look out for and boundaries that you can establish for certain personalities.

Playing the Game

I sat down one afternoon with our three oldest to play Kids Flag Page Game with them and try to gain a little more insight into their personalities. Laurianna’s results came out pretty much as I expected them to…and she even further solidified her Home Country {completely unaware} when she illustrated her score card. :)

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I then played the game with McKenna and Zachary. That would be about the point that I thought I had somehow managed to break the game.  Both of their ‘home countries’ came up as Peace.

If you have met either McKenna or Zachary, you know full well that something was wrong with those descriptions.

After talking to some ladies from Family Matters, I was encouraged to sit down with both of them and try again. While I didn’t push them in any direction, I did give them a little more insight into each of the motivation cards and what they meant. The results were MUCH better the second time around.

What I most appreciate about the game is the follow-through that the go-along book provides for the different personality types. I’ve learned much more about things that I can do as a parent for each of my children to encourage their hearts and also things that I need to be careful about so that I don’t crush their spirit and their hearts.

Find Out More

Kids Flag Page Game can be purchased directly from Family Matters. It is designed for children ages 6-11 to do together with a parent. There is an online Flag Page that children 12 and older can use {or adults}.

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The Kids Flag Page includes:

  • Game Board
  • Instruction Booklet
  • 36 Trait Game Cards
  • 4 Countries of the World Chart
  • Kids Flag Page Book by Dr. Tim Kimmel
  • Supplies for 3 Kids Flag Pages
    • Score Cards
    • Stickers


WIN IT!!!

Family Matters has offered to give away a complimentary Kids Flag Page Game to one of my readers!!  To enter to win, leave a comment below telling me one of your favorite parenting resources. I will use Random.org to select the winner on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Giveaway is open to US residents only.

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18 comments:

  1. We love Shepherding a Child's Heart and Don't Make Me Count to Three. This game looks great!

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  2. Proverbs for Parenting and Parenting With Scripture. I like how they break topics down with Bible verses - great for quick reference and dealing with the heart.

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  3. O this looks fabulous. I think it will have to go on my must have list! We use Growing Kids Gods Way. We are still trying to figure out our DD's personality type. I am very excited about this game.

    Tirzah - landtbourque@yahoo.com

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  4. This looks fantastic! As far as a resource...And I swear I'm not brown-nosing, but all of YOUR blogs give me inspiration, information, and comic relief!

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  5. I have always loved the LOVE & LOGIC parenting resources. We have a full library of books, dvds and cds at my middle school available for loan to anyone who is interested. I like them because they are hilarious & fun to watch or listen to- yet full of practical, doable strategies!

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  6. We love grace based parenting by Tim ... He (and Darcy) spoke at the Weekend to Remember by husband and I attended in November. He is such a great speaker and fabulous to just talk to ...

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  7. I like the love and logic resources. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

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  8. Currently I'm learning a lot from the book "Good and Angry: Exchanging Frustration for Character in You and Your Kids"

    godgazers (at) msn (dot) com

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  9. My favorite parenting resources are actually a few of the lovely moms in our homeschool co-op. Many of whom I knew even before we were in the co-op! They share their resources and personal advice with me and, best of all, they personally know my children and can offer assistance/advice in the blink of an eye. I LOVE those girls. A blessing, each and every one of them.

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  10. This would be fun to do...my girls are so opposite each other, the results would be interesting.

    My favorite parenting resource is the Bible. It's working well for us :)

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  11. I have really enjoyed reading Dr. Dobson's books The Strong-willed Child. Bringing Up Boys and Bringing Up Girls.

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  12. Great giveaway! "Shepherding a Child's Heart" is a great parenting resource.
    markntiff777@msn.com

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  13. I have really enjoyed reading Dr. Dobson's books The Strong-willed Child. Bringing Up Boys and Bringing Up Girls.

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  14. My favorite parenting resources are actually a few of the lovely moms in our homeschool co-op. Many of whom I knew even before we were in the co-op! They share their resources and personal advice with me and, best of all, they personally know my children and can offer assistance/advice in the blink of an eye. I LOVE those girls. A blessing, each and every one of them.

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  15. Currently I'm learning a lot from the book "Good and Angry: Exchanging Frustration for Character in You and Your Kids"

    godgazers (at) msn (dot) com

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  16. I have always loved the LOVE & LOGIC parenting resources. We have a full library of books, dvds and cds at my middle school available for loan to anyone who is interested. I like them because they are hilarious & fun to watch or listen to- yet full of practical, doable strategies!

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  17. O this looks fabulous. I think it will have to go on my must have list! We use Growing Kids Gods Way. We are still trying to figure out our DD's personality type. I am very excited about this game.

    Tirzah - landtbourque@yahoo.com

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  18. Proverbs for Parenting and Parenting With Scripture. I like how they break topics down with Bible verses - great for quick reference and dealing with the heart.

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