The Skittles Game for Kindness and Friendship
The Skittles Game is a fun tool to teach and help children explore all kinds of concepts. To play, hand every child a random Skittle. Each child will then answer a question on the game board that matches their Skittle’s colour. You can continue discussing their answer or help them brainstorm solutions before moving on to the next one. The kindness and friendship gameboards are free to download on the Cofee and Carpool website. If you want the others, you can buy the whole set of eight for USD 4 (around QR 16) at the time of writing.
Available on coffeeandcarpool.com
This board game is great for helping kids with their memory and association skills while teaching them cooperation. The game requires players to make a soup on time before the fire goes out, and they need to match 12 pairs of ingredient cards to do that. But there’s a twist! The cards are down-facing, so they need to remember where they placed them. Plus, there are “fire out” cards, and if enough of those are picked out, they will have even less time to match the ingredients. Stone Soup is suitable for kids ages five and up, and it costs around QR 152 at the time of writing, shipping included.
Available on amazon.com
Qatar Charity App
We can’t have an issue about giving and kindness without raving about this homegrown app. It’s a one-stop-shop for all things benevolence, hosting a large selection of causes, local and international. With a few swipes, you can pay to send meal parcels to workers, help out a struggling family, or sponsor someone’s medical treatment or school fees. It even has an option to show you how many people need help near your local area. And there is much, much more. It is free to download, and you can make in-app payments using a credit card or locally-issued debit card.
Available on Android and Apple