Children learn to regulate their behavior better when they can understand and communicate their thoughts and emotions.
As such, I developed my Emotions Printables Pack with one main goal in mind: to help young children learn to identify and speak about their emotions.
Children need vocabulary to talk about how they feel. They need caring adults to listen to them talk about their emotions.
And this is true of both “good” emotions such as happiness and “bad” emotions such as sadness.
(I put “good” and “bad” in quotation marks because I don’t really believe there is such a thing as good or bad emotions. Some emotions may be more enjoyable than others, but all are part of what it means to be human. We need to teach children it’s okay to be sad or unhappy sometimes.)
Designed for children in preschool and kindergarten, this pack is perfect for fostering discussions about emotions and feelings.
Plus, kids can learn about emotions while practicing other early skills such as matching, patterns, graphing, and doing puzzles.
Finally, I’m pleased that this inclusive pack features images of children from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Many of the activities in the pack come with several versions of the same activity featuring boys and girls of different ethnic backgrounds.
I believe it’s important that all kids can see people who look like themselves represented in the materials they use.
What’s included in the Emotions Printables Pack?
The 120+ pages of activities in this Emotions Printables Pack include:
Activities to Identify Emotions
- Emotion 3-part cards
- Emotion clip cards
Activities to Match Emotions
- Emotion Matching worksheets
- Emotion Matching Game
- Match and Glue worksheets
Emotion Sorting and I Feel Creativity Mats
Emotion Puzzles, Emotion I Spy, and Emotion Cutting Practice
Emotion Patterns, Which One Is Different?
Emotion Graphing and I Feel Sentences
Here’s a few photos of the pack in action:
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