Make a face that shows frustration or happiness. Tell about a time you felt calm or scared. What color would your heart be if it were a color? Those are just a few of the challenges players face in HeartMath’s new Wild Ride to the Heart™ game, where the first player to reach the heart at the center of the board, wins. But win or lose, the whole family will soon learn the true fun in playing Wild Ride – again and again – is because it makes you feel good in your heart.
Emotional Awareness and Balance
Wild Ride is especially designed to teach children about recognizing, expressing and balancing their emotions. The game incorporates HeartMath’s nearly two decades of scientific research and field studies into the physiology of emotions and the intelligence of the heart. For those who are lucky, the journey to the finish will be smooth, but chances are they’ll have a Wild Ride as they make funny faces, tell stories and have lots of fun. It’s good for the heart.
Colorful, illustrated game board
Markers for moving around the board
Surprise Cards that challenge players to perform various tasks, including:
Make faces of different emotions.
Describe what makes you feel certain emotions: frustration, disappointment, courage.
Practice a simple, but powerful HeartMath emotion-regulation tool called Go to the Heart™.†
Emotions Definition Cards that explain the meaning of the most common emotions: love, sadness, happiness, anger, calm, and fear.
Two dice: Instead of the spinner, one die may be rolled for moves (The other die is a spare.)
Can be played at home or in the classroom.
Incorporates scientific research of emotions and heart intelligence.
Helps children begin to identify and understand their emotions.
Helps children in their relationships with family and friends at home, school and play.
Can aide in bringing family and friends closer.
† The Go to the Heart™ tool is adapted from HeartMath’s HeartSmarts® and Early HeartSmarts® education and home programs for pre-kindergartners through fifth-graders.
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