Play Resources

P.O.W.E.R

The Play Opportunities for Wellness and Education Resource (P.O.W.E.R.) is a collection of 100 gender-responsive play-based learning activities created to support parents, teachers, coaches, social workers and others to promote children’s learning and development.

The 100 games are available as animated videos and short PDF manuals. They support girls and boys to develop holistic life skills like communication, empathy, creativity and confidence; promote psychosocial well-being; teach children how to process difficult emotions; and show them how to be inclusive of peers of all backgrounds, genders, and abilities.

The games are designed for children of varying ages, and are meant to be played in classrooms, community settings, or at home, with few to no materials required. Each game includes a play-based activity with one key learning, and guidance for how to encourage girls and boys to reflect on what they’ve learned, connect it to their own experiences, and apply it in their lives.

You can also access the games in English, Thai, Burmese and Karen

English

Thai

Burmese

Karen

The complete collection of game videos can be found on YouTube 

Sample Game Videos

SHOOTING STARS - A GAME FOR MANAGING EMOTIONS

This game teaches children how to manage their emotions by creating a jar of ideas that can help them feel better. It is for children ages 6+, played with 2 or more people, and takes about 30 minutes to play. You will need 2 containers (e.g. jars, boxes), pieces of paper and drawing/writing materials.

SYLLABLE DANCE - A GAME TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

This game teaches children how to separate words into syllables, by creating dance moves to match the syllables in their name. It is for children ages 6+, at or beyond a grade 1 reading level, played with 4 or more people, and takes about 15 minutes to play. You will not need any materials.

This project was undertaken with the support of The LEGO Foundation.

Play At Home

GAMES TO KEEP CHILDREN HEALTHY, ACTIVE AND ENGAGED

In the midst of the pandemic, we have adapted our games for children to play at home with their families to cope with the challenges of this crisis and beyond. There are games that help them understand why handwashing and social distancing are important; and games that give fun activities to support learning and alleviate psychological stress.

English

Thai

Burmese

Karen

Coach Manual Sport for Development

Sports and Plays for Life Skills Development

This manual contains essential information on the definitions and indicators of each of the different life skills and how to incorporate them into your activities. It also comes with many activity examples and questions aimed to stimulate learning from the children and youths. On top of that, a journal section is provided—a space for a life skills coach to write about past activities, track progress, and develop even better activities for the future.

English

Thai

21st Century Skills Education Teacher Manual

Learning management to develop the 21st century life skills

This publication is a joint developed by the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC), UNICEF Thailand, and Right to Play Thailand Foundation. It’s a part of Ministry of Education’s life skill project to provide all teachers in Thailand a guideline to integrate the learning of life skills into a classroom and to make the learning more efficient.