This printable Valentine’s Emotion Game can be just for fun or it can help kids develop a deeper understanding of their feelings. This works well for at home, in therapy, or in the classroom.
Printable Valentine’s Emotion Game:
Instructions for how to play:
- Print pages 2-4. (Get the free pages here.)
- Laminate the pages if you want to increase durability.
- Cut apart the cards.
- Shuffle the cards and stack them together.
- Place the cards on the table face down.
- Players take turns drawing one card, reading the emoji, and moving their place holder to the correct space. The first player to “finish” wins the game.
Game Play Variation:
Each time a player pulls a card, the player gives an example of a time where they have experienced that emotion. “I feel scared when it’s dark.” or “I felt sad when my friend moved away.”
Allowing kids to get used to talking about their emotions through opportunities such as this game, you normalize it. Kids learn best through play. Particularly when it comes to discussing hard topics, play allows kids to let down their walls and open up.
This game is a nice addition to the classroom as a learning station, an activity for after students have completed their work, or for a Valentine’s party.
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