Gingerbread Emotions Puzzle Activity

Your children probably express emotions in the most dramatic way. This is common for preschoolers, as they haven’t established healthy boundaries with emotional expression. Your children probably throw things, scream, or cry as a means to express their emotions. While this is a normal way to express emotions during this stage in childhood, it’s always good to help your children learn healthier ways to understand and in turn, express their emotions.

These free printable Gingerbread Emotions Puzzles are perfect for working on emotions with your preschoolers during your Christmas theme.

This free printable preschool activity (the newest in our Gingerbread emotions series) will help you teach your children all about emotions. This simple gingerbread emotions puzzle activity will keep your children engaged in learning about emotions and help them put two and two together, quite literally. As your children work to combine the emotion word with a gingerbread facial expression they will start to comprehend emotions.

This gingerbread emotions puzzle activity works well with our other line of emotions activities that provide you with a huge range of gingerbread emotions activities for your preschoolers to enjoy.

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Not only will this free printable activity work to keep your preschoolers engaged and learning about emotions but it’s a wonderful tool to assist with letter recognition and reading skills. Each emotion is typed on one side of the puzzle activity with a gingerbread expressing emotion on the other side.

As your preschoolers work to combine each puzzle piece they can sound out the word of each emotion and point out letters they recognize. This will help your preschoolers establish a good baseline for learning how to read, all the while learning more about what emotions look and feel like.

Free printable gingerbread emotions puzzles for preschoolers.

How do you teach preschoolers about emotions?

The easiest way to teach preschoolers about emotions is by using hands-on activities such as our extensive line of free printable emotions activities. If you’re looking for some creative ideas to help teach your children about emotions, here are some of my expert tips:

  • Teach simple feeling words.
  • Create opportunities to discuss emotions, such as this gingerbread emotions puzzle activity.
  • Reinforce positive expressions of emotions in the classroom or home.
  • Pay attention to teachable moments during times your preschoolers are expressing intense emotions.
Teaching emotions to preschoolers becomes more fun when you use free printable gingerbread theme emotions puzzles

How do you explain feelings to a child?

I will be honest; it’s hard to explain feelings to a child. We’ve grown accustomed to expressing our feelings based on what each feeling is called. That’s why it’s so important as educators and parents to learn new ways to explain feelings to your children. Our unique line of gingerbread emotions games will provide you with the opportunity to explain feelings to your children.

Providing your children will a healthy outlet to show what they’re feeling with a word card or gingerbread facial expression is the perfect way to work with your children to explain feelings to a child. Since all children express and feel emotions differently, these hands-on free printable activities featuring emotions are the perfect way to establish healthier emotional expression and advanced emotional intelligence.

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During this emotions activity, you could engage in a conversation about what each emotion feels like. Discussing emotions with this age group can be quite entertaining! Each child will showcase an emotion based on how they feel that emotion looks and feels like.

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Preschoolers are a load of fun when it comes to using this gingerbread emotions puzzle activity to teach emotions.

Learn about emotions with your preschoolers using these free printable emotions puzzles in a fun gingerbread theme for Christmas.

There are quite a few emotions featured in this free printable activity to include:

  • Confused
  • Proud
  • Embarrassed
  • Angry
  • Surprised
  • Happy

In all honesty, there are so many emotions that you can teach your children, but I tried to focus on the main feelings that we express regularly. Each of these emotions in this free printable emotions activity will be an emotion that your children can relate to or have experienced at some point in their young lives.

Free printable gingerbread emotions puzzles for teaching emotions to preschoolers

If you’re ready to dive into teaching your children about emotions, you can download this free printable activity today. Simply print out as many copies of this gingerbread emotions puzzle activity as you need, cut the puzzle pieces apart and laminate them. I highly recommend you laminate this free printable activity so that you can use it over and over with your preschoolers.

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