These cards are a training tool that allow participants to talk about themselves. These cards are much like Metaphor Cards and Chiji Cards, however the pictures on each card are actual photographs. Some of the pictures are: picture of money in a jar, a woman dancing, a keyboard, a city street in Japan, a scuba diver, a child with a kitten, a backpacker, hot air balloons, a thumbs up, and so on. There are 53 cards in the deck. Here are some ways you could use these cards:
Icebreaker: Invite the participants to chose three cards:
1) One card that represents their personality.
2) One card that represents how they feel about their job/school.
3) One card that represents a memorable experience.
Once the participants have selected their cards, allow each person to show the card to the group and share their reason for selecting that card.
As a Check-In: Use the cards throughout the program to measure participants attitudes and involvement.
Processing: Use the cards after an activity to allow participants to talk about their perspective of what occurred during the activity. You could also use them at the beginning of the day as a goal setter, and then debrief with the cards at the end of the day.