Are you searching for new ways to help teach your children to express their emotions? Other than stomping, and throwing things, and throwing themselves on the floor? There are so many different ways you can work to help your children understand their big feelings. Today, I’m featuring a beginning reading activity that will help boost your children’s confidence and comprehension of how they feel.
This free printable gingerbread emotions mini book is a wonderful activity to teach kids about emotions and is a great addition to our free printable learning activities. Emotions can be a very confusing thing for any person, but this emotions mini book will help your preschoolers understand the facial expressions of each emotion. A great addition to our popular gingerbread emotions collection.
This Gingerbread Emotions Mini Book Features the Following Emotions:
You will simply download this gingerbread emotions mini book, print one for each child, and help them put their emotions mini book together.
Have the kids write their name on the front of the book before you sit to read the book together. As you turn each page, have the kids guess the emotion on each page and say the word for the emotion as your child listens along.
With practice, your child will start to recognize emotional facial expressions more frequently.
How can I help my child express emotions?
It can be a challenge help their children express emotions constructively
They are definitely good at expressing their emotions.
Whining when you give them the wrong color of cup.
Throwing themselves on the floor when they are hangry.
Jumping on their naptime cot when they are actually exhausted.
So many unhelpful ways to express those emotions…
Since emotions are something we feel internally, it’s not easily defined by another person.
That’s why I’m excited to share this gingerbread emotions mini book with you.
This book is something that your child can bring with them throughout the day.
After going through the emotions and facial expressions in this emotions mini book with your preschoolers, they’ll be on the start to learning better ways to express those big emotions.
How to Use this Gingerbread Emotions Mini Book
There are many different ways I’ve enjoyed using emotion mini books for children.
Depending on the skill level of your kids you can use it to teach your children how to spell the different emotions, simply by having them write below or above each word.
During toddler years and preschool, you can have your children point out what they’re feeling using this gingerbread emotions mini book.
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Promote Emotional Intelligence
Having a manipulative, or tool, like this emotions mini book, will help your kids feel more comfortable and confident in expressing their emotions. It’s important to use tools like this to help children learn to be emotionally intelligent.
Using a manipulative like this activity is a fabulous way to help your children have fun while learning about the different emotions they will feel throughout their life.
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As you will see this gingerbread emotions mini book features adorable gingerbread faces. These faces show a different emotion every time your child turns the page. Making fun activities that help your kids learn more about how they feel and how to identify those emotions.
This gingerbread emotions mini book is especially helpful to teach preschoolers how to self-regulate when they’re feeling an intense emotion. When your preschoolers know a word associated with their emotions they will start to be better at verbally expressing how they feel.