12 pce Emotions Memory Game
Approx. 8 cm square
This memory game will help children to explore and identify their emotions in a fun and engaging way. Every player must try to remember where all the different expressive faces are as they each turn a tile over to find the matching pairs. The winner is the player with the most pairs. This game also helps develop visual-spatial memory, gross motor skills, and cooperative play.
A great tool for open-ended discussions about how a child is feeling. Place a set of cards face down on a stack. Turn over the top card, Have a child name the emotion and make a face to match.
Spread out the cards face up. Have children take turns to choose a card but don't tell the other players what they have chosen. The child makes a face to see if the other players can guess which emotion it is.... The matching game picks two that match. Sort cards into positive and negative motions discuss why each emotion is in the nominated group... Play emotion snap.
Take the children outside to discuss the tiles, use the pieces to evoke imaginative play. Play a game where the children can take turns doing activities outside which relate to each emotion ie, things that make them happy, frustrated, sad etc and discuss why.
This is a great activity to get children to regulate and recognize their own feelings and emotions, as well as learning to recognize and empathize with the emotions of others. Social play, turn-taking skills, listening, and language skills.