Recommended Game: The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

I’m sure you read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steve Covey and maybe even Sean Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Educational Insights teamed up with Sean Covey and Franklin Covey to create The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game. This game gets kids learning about the habits and applying them to their lives and we’re huge fans. (Scroll down to find out how to win $50 at Educational Insights.)

Our take? My kids LOVED this game – and so did I. Frankly, I was surprised at how much they liked it. I’m talking want-to-play every day liked it! That doesn’t happen often.

The 7 Habits Game

Each player chooses one of the 7 characters and takes a 7 token holder. Players move around the game board, taking turns reading and answering the cards. Each card focuses on one of the habits. The winner? Actually everyone is a winner. Play continues until all the players have filled up their token holders. (Oh, and the rabbit ears go on when you’re listening!)

Example questions:
Habit #5 – Care to Share? Everyone likes to be heard! Share a time when someone didn’t listen or hear you and how that made you feel. Collect 1 Jumper Token for your answer.

Habit #3 – Sing One Thing  Being a good friend is important! Put first things first and SING one nice thing you can do for a friend. Collect 1 Pokey Token for your answer.

Habit #1 – Luck of the Draw   Sammy Squirrel is complaining that he is bored — he can do something about that! On a pad of paper, DRAW something you can do when you are bored. You and the FIRST player to guess correctly what you are drawing BOTH collect 1 Sammy Token!

AJ’s school is using these habits in the classroom using the The Leader in Me curriculum, so she’s getting such great habits learning and practice at home and at school.

The 7 Habits

Habit 1 – Be Proactive: You’re in Charge

Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind: Have a Plan

Habit 3 – Put First Things First: Work First, Then Play

Habit 4 – Think Win-Win: Everyone Can Win

Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood: Listen Before You Talk

Habit 6 – Synergize: Together is Better

Habit 7 – Sharpen the Saw: Balance Feels Best

The Franklin-Covey store sells a poster with The 7 Habits for Kids Tree.

More

7 Habits Coloring Page

SWEEPSTAKES

One lucky reader will win $50 to spend at Educational Insights.com. To enter into this random sweepstakes visit and LIKE Educational Insights on Facebook, comment on this blog post telling me you liked their page by May 1, 2012 midnight EST.

By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to Imagination Soup’s official sweepstakes rules. No purchase necessary. Open to individuals in U.S. only, 18 years of age or older, void where prohibited.

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  • http://www.crazybloggincanuck.com Amber’s Crazy Bloggin’ Canuck

    I’m a longtime fan of the Coveys and it’s awesome to see them evolving into new things. Would love love love this game for my kids!!! I checked out Educational Insights and had NO idea they were going after the kid market in such an amazing way.

  • Lindsay P

    Sounds like a great way to teach wonderful principles. I liked their fb page.

  • NeKisha Rowe

    I have liked Educational Insights on Facebook! They are awesome :D

  • Rebecca

    I have liked Educational Insights on Facebook looks there are lots of cool things there and I’ll be looking around some more, THANKS!

  • Heather

    I just liked Educational Insights on Facebook, I am really enjoying their page. Thanks for the heads up on this wonderful resource!

  • jodi adams

    Like them on Facebook!

  • Kathleen Allgood

    Wow! I would love to have this game to share with teachers & students :D As an itinerant occupational therapist in Oregon, I travel to many classrooms (5 ow which have behavioral emphasis) which would benefit from playing this activity! Wishing Stephen Covey a quick recovery from his recent accident as well~ On Facebook, I have been an Educational Insights fan for some time…Please pick me to win this fantastic prize!!! Thanks for making it available too.

  • MM

    I have seen the Educational Insights brand before but have never looked into their whole line of products. Thanks for the recommendation of this game–it looks terrific. I’ve liked their page!

  • Kathryn

    We all know that games are very important especially for kids.. I hope this can be interesting for my kids..

  • http://www.donnakoppelman.blogspot.com Donna Koppelman

    Love Educational Insights, and like this page. Game looks great for family game night with my four kiddos. Thanks for providing great products.

  • susan

    I like Educational Insights on Facebook. Thank you for sharing about this game. Not only does it sound like a great way to spend family time together but the values being taught are priceless.

  • Karen

    I liked them on FB. Love educational games for my kids! I will look into the 7 habits game. Looks awesome.

  • Daniell

    Love 7 habits of happy kids! We read the book every night!

  • http://www.pennilessteacher.com Penny

    Love Educational Insights and the sponsored giveaway. Thanks.

  • Suzanne

    Finding ways to interact, grow and learn is useful whatever the game–good reminder.

  • http://www,pennystones.com Tammy

    Love this concept! Appreciate new and fun ways to teach any the habits, especially Put First Things First: Work First, Then Play.

  • Jane Stidolph

    I liked Educational Insights of FB. I liked Imagination Soup too. Thank you for posting about this game!

  • Liz Doyle

    Like Educational Insights on FB—-lots of inspiring ideas and crafts. Thanks for informing us about the game.

  • Melissa H.

    What a fabulous game! I “liked” their page and would love to add this game to our collection!

  • http://playfightrepeat.com Suzita @ playfightrepeat.com

    From the point of view of a child psychologist and parent, this game looks great. Thanks for previewing it!

  • http://PragmaticMom.com PragmaticMom

    Wow, I never would have guessed that kids would love this game. I love the values it teaches!

  • Katherine

    I liked Educational Insights on facebook. This looks like a fantastic game, especially for kids on the spectrum.

  • Sarah

    I liked the facebook page.

  • Born27

    Great book. Plus, it’ll do a make bond with the family. I would really love to have this book.

  • Windy

    I liked EI on FB!! We also love our 7 Habits book! Thanks for this giveaway!!

  • http://readcreateplay.blogspot.com Kris

    I liked EI on FB. This game looks awesome!

  • Ani G W

    I liked them on FB. This looks like a great game!

  • Heidi19

    This a very interesting and fun games to play with my family. That is why i’m so excited to have this 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game. How i wish that i could join this contest. Good luck to the winner and enjoy your prize.

  • Kala

    I liked on fb (Kala Thomas DeMeyere)

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  • Jen@BigBinder

    I liked their page!

  • Noelle H.

    I liked their page! They have so many fun looking games.