By Jamie Sue Austin
Blog: Free Printable Fun
Children with Autism often have difficulty recognizing and identifying emotions. They often miss the facial cues that other people rely on to gauge the moods of others. This printable emotions game is designed to help identify emotions on the faces of others.
How to use this game:
Print one copy of Emotions Bingo from either the PowerPoint or PDF file you downloaded. Cut out the blue circles on the last page. Call out the name of an emotion and challenge your child to place the blue circle in the correct spot. The child wins when either all of the emotions are covered or when three emotions in a row are covered (your choice.)
Print one copy of emotions Bingo. Cut apart the game and use the squares as flash cards. Have the child draw various faces (happy, sad, disgusted) on the blue circles and match them with the flash cards.
Print one copy of Emotions Bingo. Cut apart the game and use the squares to play “memory.” Place all the cards face down and have the children turn the cards over to find a matching pair of feelings (two sad people for example.) If the cards do not match turn them face down again. Continue until all cards are paired.
I would not consider this a beginning game for a child with Autism. I would suggest introducing emotions in the form of PECS first. This game serves to bridge between PECS and real life interpretation of emotions.
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Has a nice collection of free printables
for that would be useful in teaching emotions to autistic children available in several languages. My favorite flashcards on their
site are here.
Has some cute printable coloring pages focused on emotions. A lot of the pages have an Anime
feel and would be suitable for a slightly older child.
: I can’t say enough about Do2Learn and their
. But, have you checked out their
games? The “Feelings Game” is an awesome companion to FreePrintableFun’s
Emotion Bingo and “Facial Expressions” is a great way for kids to learn how to identify a person’s emotions.
This interesting printable
has children draw a face to match the feelings described in the sentence below. These flashcards
from Happy Discipline are a quick print.
: Is a subscription site, but they do have nice printables
. The printables
are very well done, but I come across so many free printables
that I haven’t found justification for subscribing. However, if you are low on time this might be the one stop
shop you’ve always dreamed of.
Again, this site, which was originally
design to teach English
as a second language, shows how well designed their
learning materials really are. They are perfect for teaching autistic children!
Actually, I couldn’t
find PECS for emotions on here, but I bet they are. There are SO MANY AWESOME visual aides that would work great for autistic children on this site, for free, that it’s really unbelievable and deserves a special mention.
Thanks to Jamie Sue Austin for her wonderful blog called Free Printable Fun Blog