OuiSi Nature: Games of Visual Connection
It's Teacher Appreciation Month (one week isn't enough!) and to celebrate we are offering OuiSi Nature at our teacher-discounted price. This is the perfect time to get the teacher in your family's life a copy to end their school year with creative activities that spark curiosity and wonder.
OuiSi Nature ("we-see") is a set of 210 visually-connecting photo cards, with games and activities that foster creativity and ignite curiosity about our beautiful planet, regardless of age.
Each lush photo card connects visually with other photo cards in the deck, based on similar patterns, shapes, colors - really, anything you can imagine. Thousands of visual connections are waiting to be found, each providing a wonderful "aha!" moment.
Inside the box
On top of the 210 lush, 3”x3” extra-thick nature photo cards (like stacks of polaroids), you’ll find inside OuiSi Nature:
- Instructions for ten creative activities designed for artistic exploration and critical thinking. Playable solo or collaboratively (ages 4+).
- Instructions for two competitive games that demand visual acuity and strategic thinking (ages 10+).
- Instructions for two mindfulness activities (age 4+) that foster a sense of presence and connectedness whether at home, at work or in the classroom.
- A guide to open-ended play.
Suffice to say, OuiSi Nature is packed with hours and hours of play and discovery.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "It is so creative and encourages conversation among our family." - Catherine R.
OuiSi Nature portal
On the back of each photo card you'll find a QR code and a card number. Simply scan the QR code with your phone or tablet (or visit our Nature page and enter the number). From there you will be guided to a OuiSi page dedicated to the photo card where players can learn more about the nature depicted (including the full-blown photo).
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "As a retired teacher and life-long naturalist, I couldn't be more pleased by OuiSi Nature. The photos are mesmerizing, and the ability to link to information on the back of each card as curiosity strikes - wow!" - Debra S.
We worked with 16 photographers from around the world dedicated to nature and its conservation. From mushrooms to meerkats, from oceans to owls, each photographer's unique focus and way of seeing is on display in OuiSi Nature.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "“The heart of OuiSi Nature aligns perfectly with my philosophy as an artist, scientist, and outdoor educator. When humans meaningfully connect with nature, they are more likely to take care of it.” - Meg Madden, Photographer
Igniting young minds through connection
OuiSi encourages critical thinking and collaboration - like building off another player's card, or asking about the basis of a connection. Our games foster observation and inquiry - "how does something connect?" or "what do you see here?" These questions are excellent building blocks for conversation, and plant seeds of curiosity into how the world is a connected place.
Fortunately OuiSi is also fun and intuitive for kids! And parents will love the flexibility of the photo cards and activities. In fact, you can lose or damage a few cards and it won’t affect the playability of the games.
OuiSi Nature is already a finalist for the 2022 ASTRA Best Toy For Kids Competition (wish us luck!). In 2021 OuiSi Original won awards from Tillywig Toys, Creative Child Magazine and NAPPA.
"Few products offer such an entertaining and enlightening pastime, one of the many reasons we highly recommend OuiSi Nature!" - Tillywig Toy & Media Awards, 2022