I don’t know what it is about unicorns, but kids just adore them! Pretend play with unicorns is a great way to explore the worlds of their imagination. Today, I’m sharing a fun unicorn emotions board game that you can easily print, and enjoy over and over again. Readers have been loving our emotions board game for years and this NEW printable emotions board game is unicorn themed, perfect for combining pretend play and social-emotional learning. This is a fun way to help your preschoolers and kindergartners learn about emotions.
Everyone will love playing this unicorn game for preschoolers emotions printable.
The colorful unicorns will capture the attention of your little ones and talking about the emotions they are showing is great for the social emotional development of preschoolers.
How Can This Printable Preschool Unicorn Activity Help With Emotional Development In Preschoolers?
From facial recognition to the words for each emotion and everything in between, you can help your child learn to express their emotions correctly when you play this unicorn emotions board game together.
It’s really not easy being a kid.
I know that my kids go through so many emotions that sometimes I have no idea how to keep up. Kids are constantly growing and switching how they feel about different things.
Combine that with peers and community activities, you never know what emotion the kids may walk in the door with.
It is important to teach social emotional skills to preschoolers so that they better understand emotions and feelings.
Social and emotional activities for preschoolers like this unicorn game are a wonderful way to help children learn to identify emotions, appropriately express emotions, and communicate their emotions.
Preschool social emotional development activities like this unicorn game are a fun way to help kids learn how to embrace their emotions and express them regularly. It’s so much easier to be a parent to children who’ve learned how to express their feelings in a healthy manner!
How to Prepare this Unicorn Social Emotional Preschool Board Game:
Print the unicorn emotions board game template on paper or card stock. Print the unicorn emotions game pieces.
You can print the game in color, or you can print it in black and white and turn it into a unicorn coloring activity before you play the game.
After you’ve printed all of your game pieces and the game board for your unicorn emotions board game laminate the pieces for durability.
Cut out each of the game pieces so that they’re able to be used as playing cards for the unicorn emotions board game.
How To Play This Unicorn Printable Game:
Place your marker on the “Start” of the board game. Place all the cards upside-down on the “Card Draw Pile”.
Choose a player to go first.
The player will draw a card from the pile and read the emotion from the card. Then the player will move his game marker to the next space that matches that emotion.
If a “star” card is drawn the player will head to the closest star space, even if it is behind him. He should answer the question that is on the star card.
This is a great game to open up a dialogue about how your children are feeling. Playing this unicorn emotions board game will help you discuss emotions with the kids and how different situations make you feel.
Younger children may have a difficult time sharing their feelings, but they can use the unicorn emotions board game pieces to share a picture of what they’re feeling. Being able to have a tool like this for younger children to point to an object that shows how they’re feeling is a wonderful way to help your child be better at sharing how they feel throughout the day.
Being able to play an emotions board game with your children and encourage them to share their feelings is an excellent way to develop social skills and start having a high level of emotional intelligence to take on anything that is tossed your way during childhood and life in general.
By providing an opportunity for young children to talk about their emotions, you are teaching kids that it is okay to talk about their feelings and share their emotions with others. This also helps to promote social interactions that are positive with peers and adults.
Talking about emotions with children is also a perfect way to learn more about your child, how they are adjusting to new situations, and may even provide you with some insight into challenging behavior you are experiencing with them.
More Ways To Use This Printable Game:
- Use the cards from this game to play an emotion matching game or emotion charades.
- Keep the emotion cards handy when you are reading a book or watching a movie. See if your child can pick a card to show how the characters are feeling.
- Pair this game with your favorite unicorn book for preschoolers, or your favorite board book that teaches about feelings.