When I read the agenda for a meeting I recently attended and saw “Happy Salmon” as the opening activity, I was instantly intrigued. I was almost certain I had seen a card game with this name on one of the many game store shelves I'd perused in the past and was hopeful there would be some type of correlation. Sure enough, the facilitator began handing out the Happy Salmon game cards and I sat in anticipation and excitement as she introduced a super fun opening activity. As usual, my head started to spin as I experienced another game that could be reframed for learning not only for staff, but for students as well.
Find the Happy Salmon whole group version as it was presented by our amazing Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Lisa Yamashita, as well as other variations that were sparked from her idea. I also created resources and a variety of prompts to go along with the activity. Thank you, Lisa, for your creativity and inspiration!✨
Happy Salmon by Tisha Richmond
What games do you have in your game cupboard that could be used for a card game reframe? Share them on #MLmagical on Twitter or Instagram! I'd love to share or highlight in a future blog post!
Tech Integration Specialist in Southern Oregon and author of Make Learning Magical. I'm passionate about finding innovative ways to transform teaching and create unforgettable experiences in the classroom.