Match it! - emotional literacy, emotional intelligence, mental health, emotions, PSHE

This is a matching game using emotions from different nationalities. Of course it has the underlying message that we all feel emotions no matter who you are, where you live or whatever your skin colour is.
Included in the pack:

A game board
A feelings mat in colour and black and white
worksheets covering all the emotions shown in boy version and girl version
Each child throws a die and moves that number of places. If they land on a ‘child’ they must match that emotion to their mat. They can circle it on their mat with a dry wipe pen. Encourage them to name the emotion. This could be extended to ‘Tell me a time when you felt like that’. If they land on an instruction then they must move that number of places either forwards or backwards.

The winner is the person who has circled the most emotions on their mat when everyone has reached the end of the game board.

The feelings mat could also be used as an emotional register or a prompt for including emotions in their writing.

There is a set of worksheets for each emotion (boy and girl version) to explore the child’s emotion in more detail. It is simply drawing a picture and writing a sentence or two.


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Created: Apr 14, 2018

Updated: Jun 6, 2018

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