Learn and Discover through Play
OuiSi ("we-see") makes sets of 210 visually-connecting photo cards, with activities and games that ignite creativity, conversation and curiosity. Keep scrolling to discover how OuiSi's fun visual activities can inspire your own classrooms!
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Have you noticed how often spirals appear in nature? We think of these kinds of moments as visual connections. They happen when different things share similar patterns, shapes, colors - anything one can imagine! Visual connections are intuitive yet engaging for kids and adults alike. Each set of OuiSi games are full of thousands of visual connections waiting to be found.
"I am a teacher in a title 1 school teaching K-5. I'm using OuiSi with my students to sharpen visual and critical-thinking skills. All of my students LOVE this game. They come up with the most interesting and creative connections." - Kate T., 9/15/2021
Critical & Abstract Thinking
Through inquiry-based conversation and observation, students learn to think and articulate in critical and abstract ways. Learnings can be used for brainstorming, prototyping and other design-thinking activities. The QR codes on the back of OuiSi Nature enable further discovery and investigation.
Guidebook Activities: OuiSinoes, OuiSi Draw, Trainbuilder, Scavenger and Megamal
"The game encourages imaginative thinking, close observation and clear communication." - Josephine D., 4/10/2022
"The QR codes are informative and add a sense of adventure." - Kathleen J., 4/7/2022
Students connect visually and creatively with each other through observation-based conversation, creating opportunities for understanding different perspectives and building empathy. OuiSi encourages cooperative and collaborative play, fostering an abundance mindset. OuiSi can also serve as a mindfulness activity for self-regulating anxiety.
Activities: OuiSinoes, OuiSi Capture, Storybuilder, Imaginate, OuiSense and OuiFeel
"I teach social emotional skills to K-2 students. I use OuiSi for discussions about perspectives, making connections and so much more. My students love it!" - Rebekah B., 3/15/2022
Through inspired conversations, OuiSi develops language acquisition in scaffolded ways guided by an instructor. A great storytelling tool, OuiSi can be integrated with neuro-typical students, those with learning differences as well as English-language learners (ELL).
Activities: OuiSinoes, OuiSi Eye Spy, Storybuilder, OuiFeel and OuiFeel
"As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I absolutely love this game! I can teach language skills as we play. I can target how pictures go together by colors, shape, function, and so much more. My 8 and 10 year old immediately wanted to play this as soon as they saw it!" - Ashley W., MS CCC-SLP
Durable and Flexible
The OuiSi guidebook is full of twelve activities to suit the needs of students. Yet players often make up their own rules and styles of play to best suit their needs.
The photo cards themselves are durable, yet it's okay to lose some or damage them without affecting playability. In fact, teachers can separate the set for multiple groups to use. In other words, one or two sets can go really far in one classroom.
"It's a great product, durable, and just all around a fantastic instructional tool for teachers!" - Lisa R., Equitable Access Project Coordinator
Multidisciplinary and Accessible
Visual connections have the unique property of being truly inclusive and engaging, regardless of age, background or language. You're as likely to find OuiSi in a gifted program as you are in a special education or ELL classroom.
OuiSi games are flexible and adaptive, making them a fit in science, math, art programs and compatible with curriculum standards.
Activities: OuiSinoes, OuiSystems, OuiSi Scavenger, Capture, Draw and Storybuilder (as well as the Unconstrained Play section)
"We use OuiSi for writing time - for example, using adjectives to describe the cards. We also use OuiSi for math as we look for similar patterns." - Shannon S., 4/4/2022
"We couldn’t love this game more! The engagement of my kids is a delight to see. Their creativity, insights and vision, all overflowing within 10 minutes of play."
"My students LOVE it! They learned how to collaborate with others, offer suggestions and build on another person's card. They can't wait to play again."
"Simple in design but profound in benefits, OuiSi brings the tools of visual learning to a game-based experience. OuiSi stimulates the ability to see relationships and to navigate the world through these observations."
"I have a set at home and one for my classroom. Students are using the competitive format, and their conversations are amazing! My own boys are making new games and rules. Love it!"