Learning to talk about feelings is a critical vocabulary skill for early grade learners.
Actually, it’s a critical vocabulary skill for children of all ages.
It can be difficult for students to express exactly what they feel without fear of being criticized, particularly in groups.
And that’s why this Snowball Smiles! emotions board game is such a great social skills tool!
Instead of putting students on the spot, you can use this resource to help them find words for their feelings and learn how to use them in a fun and comfortable environment.
Plus, it’s just a fun game to play!
Read on to see how to get your copy of this feelings game.
And, for more practicing using emotional vocabulary with kids, pick up a set of our Spanish Feelings Flashcards too!
Snowball Emotions Board Game for Kids
To use this snowball emotions board game, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Laminator (optional)
- Math counters or Mini erasers” to use as game pieces
This emoji board game is a simple one to play.
The resource includes:
- One game board
- Six emotions cards for up to three players (but you can always print more copies if you like)
- And a set of instructions
As students move around the game board, they’ll land on different feelings that match the ones on their cards.
This is a great time to reinforce ELA skills by using adjectives in sentences.
For example, if a student lands on “disgusted”, ask him or her: Have you ever felt disgusted by something? What was it?
And then really listen to each response.
It won’t take long before each player is sharing a feeling of their own!
If you laminate the cards and the game board, this can be a reusable resource for early finishers as well.
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