Help kids explore and learn about emotions with these 8 fantastic and incredibly fun emotion activities for kids!
During the New Year and after the hustle and bustle of Christmas many of us spend time reflecting on the previous year and what we can do or change to feel better in the new year! Now is a wonderful time to reflect on emotions with children and help them to identify how different things make them feel, as well as learning the names of those emotions we all experience!
Each of these emotion activities for kids has a super fun and free printable for you to make learning about emotions a fun and hands on learning experience for kids!
Blank Faces Coloring by Dabbles and Babbles Set 1 and Set 2
These templates are something I keep on hand in my kitchen while I am making dinner. I slip these fun printables into a plastic paper sleeve and give my kids each a dry erase marker and let them go! They are always a hit and a great way to see how, just small changes in the face can show large differences in emotions. If you have a laminator this would be a great one to laminate and keep on hand.
Paper Faces By: barley & birch
This paper emotion activity is a wonderful craft that provides the child with a variety of paper cut-outs used to make faces of varied emotions. It’s a wonderful way to get crafty all while learning about emotional expressions.
The Emotional Robot By: Lemon Lime Adventures
This emotional Robot is way too much fun! This fun printable is made so that the robot can show a variety of emotions based off of what head is showing on the robot. The child gets to create different emotions for the head of the robot that are attached so that they can be flipped through. Have a child identify the emotion of a story by showing the matching face. There are endless ways to use this robot!
Playdough Mat Faces By: Picklebums
I can tell that these Playdough mats would provide endless amounts of fun in teaching kids about emotions! These are especially practical for teaching pre-school aged children. I am certain even the adults would have fun using these! If you don’t have a laminator, then simply slip these printables into a plastic paper sheet to protect the paper.
Make A Face By: Mr Printables
With cardboard, fun printable face templates, and some fasteners children can put together a face that can be changed in to many different facial expressions just by moving the cardboard face pieces around slightly. What a fun way to play and learn!
Emotion Flashcards By: Mr. Printables
These free printable emotion flashcards allow a teacher to help children explore emotions in many fun ways. Teachers can use these emotion cards as a story prompt for children. With each flashcard children can try to tell a story about why each robot is feeling the way that they are. There are endless uses for these adorable robot emotion flashcards!
Printable Inside Out Emotions Game By: Printable Crush
The ultimate kids movie for learning about emotions is of course Inside Out! This fun and free printable Inside Out game is a wonderful way to have a fun time while learning about our emotions!
I hope this list of emotion activities for kids helps to make learning about emotions, put a smile on everyone’s faces with an emotion of understanding and happiness!
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