Gretchen Rose from Speckled Moose Counseling had a wonderful idea---to take my Feelings Posters
and use them to make a feelings check-in chart. It was brilliant, but I wanted one where the faces would be larger and I'd have more options for kids to choose from. And---oh yes---I also thought it would be nice if they were compatible with the Zones of Regulation® (Leah Kuypers, 2011), which I teach to the majority of my students.
So, here we have 32 labeled feelings face cards. I bought a 24-pocket hanging shoe rack (lesson learned: make sure the pockets have see-through fronts *before* you buy it), chose the 24 most common feeling cards, and clipped one inside each pocket. Each kid used markers to decorate a large popsicle stick with their name on one side. When they enter my office they put their stick into the pocket that matches how they're feeling. Some of them move it again before they leave---usually from an upset kind of feeling to a happier one. The next week they do it all over again.
The cards can also of course be used for feelings charades, matching games, a bulletin board display, or flash cards.
Feelings clip art by Rossy's Jungle.