Games of Visual Connection
OuiSi ("we-see") is a set of 210 visually-connecting photo cards, with activities and games that foster creativity and ignite curiosity, regardless of age. OuiSi is the 2021 Tillywig Award Winner for "Best Creative Fun."
Whether you are encouraging young minds in the classroom or looking for open-ended and creative activities for the kids at home, OuiSi has something for everyone.
How to play
Visual connections happen when different things share similar patterns, shapes, colors - anything you can imagine! OuiSi is like "this reminds me of that" in photo form. It's intuitive and challenging for kids and adults alike.
Once you have the hang of visual connections, explore the accompanying guidebook for games and activities that will best suit players.
Everything is connected!
The simple act of sorting and finding visual matches is an invitation to discover the magic of our beautifully-connected world. How a tree affects life on our planet, or how a butterfly's wings create a breeze on our cheek weeks later. OuiSi encourages a natural instinct to pull life's connected threads with a sense of wonder. This is referred to as Systems-Based Learning.
Activities: OuiSinoes, OuiSi Draw, Trainmaker & Scavenger
"Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another."
We love this quote from Alfred Adler. By observing the visual connections made by others - experiencing their unique perspectives - players strengthen their ability to empathize. Conversations evolving from the visual connections leave everyone feeling heard while curious about others. This makes OuiSi a terrific tool for Social-Emotional Learning.
Activities: OuiSi Capture, Storyboarding, Imaginate & OuiSinoes
The Mind's Eye
To solve certain problems (like how a combination of items will fit in a suitcase), we imagine objects and move/spin/flip them around in our heads. This is often referred to as the "Mind's Eye." Through sorting and making connections based on shapes, colors and patterns, OuiSi develops the ability to abstractly and critically think based on visual information.
Activities: OuiSinoes, OuiSi EyeSpy, Scavenger & Imaginate
While STEM activities are critical in early-childhood education, we believe that exploring through open-ended play is just as important. Each photo card in OuiSi was chosen with discovery in mind; each activity crafted to enable creative self-expression. Whether a player loves to draw, tell stories, or make visual connections, OuiSi has something for everyone.
Activities: OuiSinoes, OuiSi Imaginate, Draw and Storyboarding
"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."
"My four year old loves OuiSi. He’s constantly engaging another family member in a game. He’s getting great practice in sorting, identifying common patterns, and listening to another player's perspective."
"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. We love it!"
Inside the box
210 beautiful, 3”x3” thick photo cards
Instructions for seven creative activities playable solo or with others.
Instructions for two competitive games that demand visual acuity and strategic thinking.
A guide to open-ended play and mindful discovery.