When it comes to teaching children about feelings and emotions, it is somewhat tricky. Feelings and emotions are something we each have inside of us, but can’t always explain. Since feelings and emotions are such a personal thing, it can be challenging to teach. While this area of teaching feelings and emotions may be tough, it is something you can accomplish! With these Preschool Emotions Printables and Feelings Cards Printables, you’ll be ready for the challenge.
Plus these are adorable and fun!
Feelings and Emotions Activities
Preschool Emotions Printables – Feelings Cards
Helping children to express their feelings and handle difficult situations with calmness.
How to Use Seasonal Emotions Printables and Activities
I’ve created sets of printables to explore social and emotional skills with children for every season. There’s sure to be a set your child will enjoy. We like to switch out our emotions printables periodically to keep it fresh and fun for everyone.
Setting up an emotional check up or calm down area is a great way to make this activity accessible for your kids throughout the day. We like to keep our emotions printables on the fridge, but you can use a bulletin board or hang them on the wall.
To use the fridge, attach magnet tape to each emotion card and feelings word. That way, your kids can share their feelings with you throughout the day in a way that’s fun for them.
In the beginning, you can prompt your kids to use the emotions cards with questions like: “How are you feeling today?” or model how to use this printable activity by saying “I am feeling…” and using the cards to show your own feelings.
These kinds of activities are great for children with Autism. They can be really helpful any time your child is feeling overwhelmed or having trouble verbalizing their feelings for whatever reason.
These activities are great for reading time too. You can build reading comprehension skills by asking kids to identify how the characters in the book are feeling.
How Reading Books About Feelings Can Help
Speaking of books, reading books about feelings is another excellent way to help kids explore and develop their social and emotional skills.
Here are some of our favorite feelings books to read and discuss together:
Using Calm Down Yoga
Learning to identify feelings can help kids learn to manage big emotions and remain calm in the midst of strong emotions. Another way to help kids navigate strong emotions is with yoga. Teaching your kids about calm down yoga can give them another tool for expressing and managing their own feelings.
Yoga is a great way to help kids relax, combat anxiety, and build skills like patience. Plus, it gives kids a physical outlet and an opportunity for quiet time that many kids lack these days.
Try these calm down yoga poses for kids at home or in the classroom:
- Downward Facing Dog
- Cat – Cow
- Happy Baby
- Child’s Pose
More Social-Emotional Learning Activities for Kids
Want more activities to do with your kids that help build social and emotional skills?
Try these fun learning activities to help your kids build social emotional skills this year:
- Use this alphabet gratitude list to help your kids build self awareness and focus on positives.
- Create calming sensory bottles kids can use to calm anxiety or anger and learn to manage big emotions.
- Give thoughtful cards to friends and family members to help kids build social and emotional skills and relationships too. You can use these adorable heart template kindness cards to get started.
Feelings and Emotions Activities for Preschoolers
Emotion Cards Printable
With these fun preschool, emotion printables your child will be able to choose which emotion they’re feeling, and discuss it with you.
Feelings and Emotions Books for Kids
I have faith that these feelings and emotions printables shared here will help inspire you to teach your children about feelings and emotions so that they can grow up confident in expressing themselves throughout their entire life. Enjoy!
These snowman printables are a fun way to teach about the wide variety of Feelings and emotions.
How are you working with your kids to build social and emotional awareness this year? What’s your favorite emotions printable pack?
Tell me in the comment section. I can’t wait to read your responses!