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Printable Emotion Faces

Pinning down the word that perfectly describes a feeling can be difficult, even for adults. Developing emotional intelligence requires experience and introspection, but a basic vocabulary comes first.

We created the Emotion Faces printout to help children match a word (and a face) with their feelings. Each of the colorfully illustrated faces depicts an emotion, with a simple emotion word to describe it.

How to implement the Emotion Faces printout is up to you, but here are a few suggestions:

  • As a check-in ritual, encourage children to select an emotion from the sheet to describe how they're currently feeling.
  • Periodically ask your client to check in with the emotion faces during stories. Let them select the emotion that best represents how they were feeling.
  • Cut out each of the emotion faces, and put them in a bowl for activities. For example, as an icebreaker, ask members of a group to select an emotion, and share a story about that emotion.
  • Create a small poster for the wall or bulletin board in your office to make things a bit more colorful.

We've also created an interactive version of our emotion faces, which you can find below!

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