Language Builder: Emotion Cards
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Winner of the Tillywig Toy Award and Family Choice Award, this 80-Card set helps students identify and discuss feelings and emotions. The set features a range of actors from 1 to 70 years old, and from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
For the convenience of the instructor, the back of each card is numbered, provides a label for the featured image, and lists suggested activities for which the card is targeted. The back of the cards with the realistic scenarios offer suggested questions and conversation starters. For example, on the playing games card:
How do they each feel? Why to they feel that way? Who is winning? Who is losing? What might happen next? Do you like to play games? What is your favorite game? How do you feel when you win/lose?
An included activity booklet provides more detailed instruction ideas on how to build emotional awareness and social skills. Each hi-gloss card is 3 ½" x 5" and fits seamlessly into the rest of the Language Builder Program.
The Language Builder Emotion Card Set includes 80 images.
The first 40 images are of 5 basic emotions, with 8 different actors portraying each emotion. These basic emotions include:
Happy, Sad, Angry, Surprised & Disgusted
The remaining 40 images depict individuals and groups in realistic, emotion provoking scenarios:
Practicing Guitar Sharing Strawberries Homework with Dad Birthday Party Feeling Sick in Bed Building a Toy Boat Board Game Visiting Grandma Planting a Tree Leaning Ballet Building a Puzzle Mom with Baby Hugging Arguing over Toy Eating a Cookie Scarred Working in Garden Cooking Together Talking on Phone Sledding Looking at Family Album Cleaning Room Writing in School Sleepy Doing Homework Car Trouble Building Together Computer Work Sitting Alone Eating Vegetables At the Library Concentrating on Cutting Fell off Tricycle Reading Together Taking a Test Unhappy Couple Argue over Purse Proud of Good Work Selfish with Strawberries Chemistry Experiment
- The following are free resources for Activities, Lesson Plans, Record Keeping Aids and Articles related to the Language Builder Emotion Cards:
Download a Free-Trial -- 8 Free Emotion Cards
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Preschool Lesson Plan: Identifying Feelings with Emotion Cards
- Downloadable Instruction Manual PDF
Half (40) of the images are taken with the models against a plain background, showing only the upper body and face. These pictures feature 8 different people whose facial expressions clearly depict each of 5 basic emotions:
Happy * Sad * Angry * Surprised * Disgusted
The remaining 40 cards portray people in realistic emotion-provoking situations and activities taken in natural settings and contexts. The represented scenarios invite discussion about a range of emotions, why the people may feel that way, and possible appropriate and inappropriate responses to these feelings.