Even though our “Emotions Matching” is designed like a regular memory game, this game offers many more opportunities to support emotional education and social skills in children. Apart from the traditional matching game, individual cards can be used as an impulse to talk about the different emotions or to use as a brainstorming topic for example. At circle time the bag can be handed from child to child, every child could pick out a card and give an example of when they feel this particular emotion, for example: “Spending some time with my family makes me feel happy.”, “I feel sad when I have an argument with my best friend.” etc. These cards can also be a great help when teaching empathy or simply understanding another person’s viewpoint and attached emotions . You could give a scenario of a situation and ask the children: “How do you think the person feels?” and let the children choose one of the emotions cards. “What could we do differently?” “How could we help?”
The options to use these cards are endless and it is up to you as a parent and/or educator to use them in whatever way you may find them helpful.
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