Ways to Use Feeling Cards

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One tool to help develop your child’s emotional intelligence, empathy, and feelings vocabulary is feeling cards. These can also be used during family nurture group time.

  1. Charades. Have you or your child draw a card from the deck and act out the feeling. Others try to guess which feelings is being demonstrated.
  2. Guess who I am. Have each person put an unknown card on his forehead using HedBanz* or a homemade version. Treat people based on the emotion their card is showing. See if everyone can guess their card.
  3. Name the emotion. Let your child hypothesize the emotions being felt by characters in a story by pointing to the appropriate cards as you read together.
  4. Create a story. Draw 3 cards from the deck and tell a story that where the characters feel those emotions.
  5. Mirror. Draw a card and try to match the face.
  6. Once upon a time. Draw a card and tell a time that you felt that way.

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