Emotions printables can be a helpful tool for teaching children about feelings and emotions this Christmas. The holidays can be so stressful for us as well as our children. Long hours shopping for gifts, festive days filled with new activities, and lots of extra cookies all conspire to make the holidays a bit stressful for kids too. You can use these Christmas Emotions Activities for a fun holiday idea at home or set them up as a center in your classroom, they are fun anyway you use them.
Christmas Emotions Activities
This Christmas, help your kids explain the emotions they’re feeling with Christmas emotions activities. My free printable emotion faces for kids will help make talking about and expressing emotions easier during the holiday season.
Keep reading to check out my favorite emotion activities for preschoolers to try this Christmas.
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How To Use Christmas Emotion Faces for Kids
Teaching kids how to recognize what they’re feeling and express themselves appropriately can be challenging! At times, it’s difficult for adults too. Printable emotions faces can be really helpful when you’re trying to explain different emotions to children.
They’re also a great way to help kids who might have difficulty verbally expressing their feelings, including children on the Autism spectrum, children with verbal delays, young children, and kids who are too upset to adequately express themselves.
Using these printable emotion faces is often easier than saying “I’m sad” or “I’m angry” out loud. Plus, Christmas emotions activities are a festive way to practice these important skills with your kids during the holiday season.
Do your little ones need help understanding feelings and emotions?
These free printable Emotions spinners are perfect for kids who need help learning how to properly express their emotions. Happy, sad, scared, surprised, or angry…
Best Christmas Emotions Printables
Introduce these Christmas emotions printables by putting them somewhere that’s easily accessible to your children. We like to attach ours to the fridge with magnet tape. You can use a family bulletin board or simply place them on a table for kids to explore and engage with these emotions faces.
Check out some of the best Christmas emotions faces and emotions printables to use with your kids this holiday season! If you’re a fan of snowmen, gingerbread, and cute little penguins, these are going to be perfect for your family this Christmas!
Emotions activities for preschoolers and kindergarten
Gingerbread Emotions Faces
These Gingerbread Man emotions faces are adorable! Add these to your Christmas emotions activities for an early childhood hands-on activity that’s perfect for exploring feelings with your kids this December.
Penguin Printable Emotions Faces
The penguin themed printable emotions faces are a perfect winter-themed activity. You can use them to help children of all ages learn to recognize, manage, and understand feelings and emotions.
Snowman Emotions Printable Matching Game
These cute snowman emotions printables show different emotions and encourage your kids to match them up. It’s a great way to help kids get familiar with a variety of emotions. Learning to recognize and label these emotions will help them express their own feelings too.
Snowman Emotions Activities for Preschoolers
Post this cute snowman in your window and encourage your preschoolers to identify their own feelings and choose the right emotions printable to fill in this Snowman emotions activity each day. It’s a great way to begin exploring feelings with your early learners this Winter.
Christmas Emotions Activities with Snowmen
Looking for even more Christmas emotions activities? Check out these adorable feelings cards featuring snowmen! It’s a Christmas emotions activity kids of all ages will enjoy exploring this Winter.
Christmas Emotions Activities with Books
These printable Christmas emotions activities pair nicely with a number of holiday books. Sometimes it’s easier to talk about the emotions of others than explore our own emotions. Beginning by talking about the emotions expressed by characters in a Christmas storybook is a great way to introduce emotion faces for kids.
Plus, you can use holiday books and emotions activities to learn more about the characters in books and practice early reading comprehension skills with your preschoolers this Christmas.
Try these pairings:
- Gingerbread: Hansel and Gretel’s Gingerbread House by Sue Nicholson with Gingerbread Emotions Activities
- Penguin: Be Brave, Little Penguin by Giles Andreae with Penguin Emotions Activities
- Snowman: My Snowman, Paul by Yossi Lapid with Snowman Emotions Activities
Reading books where the characters express emotions like the worry Hansel and Gretel feel in Hansel and Gretel’s Gingerbread House or the feelings of fear and later courage experienced by the brave little penguin in Be Brave, Little Penguin can help kids identify their own feelings.
Plus, they’re an excellent way to encourage your kids to love reading this Christmas.
More Christmas Emotions Activities for Kids to Explore
If you need an on-the-go Christmas emotions activity that’s portable for this holiday season, check out my easy calm down kits. Then, try some of these Christmas emotions activities for kids:
Calming Sensory Bottles
Sensory bottles are sometimes called calm down bottles because they can be a great tool for helping children manage strong emotions. When a sensory bottle is filled with visually stimulating items that move slowly, the attention of children (and even adults!) is captured by watching their slow descent. Breathing calmly and slowly while watching a sensory bottle quickly regulates emotions.
Check out these fantastic Christmas sensory bottles:
Fidget toys can be great for helping people of all ages, but especially children, to manage stress. By distracting kids and occupying their attention, fidgets provide a screen-free way to keep your child’s hands (and mind) engaged while you shop for the holidays, wait for an appointment, or check out at the grocery store.
Because fidgets provide mental stimulation, they’re also great for brain breaks between lessons and occupying hands during lectures and quizzes. Plus, fidgets fit nicely in your pocket or purse to hand out when you’re waiting in line or at a crowded restaurant this holiday season.
Check out some awesome Christmas fidgets to stash for stressful moments:
- 12 Days of Christmas Pop It Keychains
- Christmas Mochi Squishy Toys
- 24 Days of Fidget Surprise Advent Calendar
- Christmas Slap Bracelets
Emotion Faces for Kids
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Which Christmas emotions activities are your favorites?
Share your favorite tips and tricks for teaching your kids all about expressing and regulating emotions over the holidays in the comments. I can’t wait to read your awesome ideas and try a few with my kids too.