Talking About Feelings + Card Game = Fun Learning!
What better way to help young people reinforce their understanding and expression of feelings than through a fun game?! The Feelings Card Game was designed to increase children's emotional literacy, which is a crucial foundation for developing coping skills to relate to all feelings in kind and compassionate ways. Not only perfect for rapport-building and starting meaningful conversations, it is a non-threatening assessment tool that can help counselors and therapists get a glimpse into a child's emotional world.
Why Is Emotional Literacy Important?
Building emotional literacy is the foundation to creating empathy, healthy coping skills, healthy relationships, and compassion for self and others. The Feelings Card Game encourage players to express their unique voices and perceptions, with a primary focus building emotional intelligence.
Ways to Use The Feelings Card Game:
*In Counseling Groups to Build Social Skills & Connection
*In Individual Counseling Sessions as a Learning and Assessment Tool. Plus, the actual act of playing The Card Game provides insight into children's social skills, decision-making process, frustration tolerance, level of respect for rules & boundaries, and problem-solving abilities.
*Fun for Family Game Night, too!
*TWO sets of The Feelings Card Game: in both color AND black and white! So if you don't have access to a color printer, no problem! You can download and print in black and white too! Instead of color, players match up cards with shapes!
*Detailed Game Directions
*Tips on how to use The Feelings Card Game as a Therapeutic Intervention
For other Feelings and Emotions Interventions and Lessons, you may like:
*Julia Cook's MAKING FRIENDS IS AN ART: School Counseling Lesson on Friendship
*Making & Keeping Friends: School Counseling Social Skills Lesson on Friendship
*Get Real With Boys In Mind:Social Emotional Literacy & Self Esteem Game for Counseling Boys
*Get Real With Girls In Mind:Self Esteem & Empowerment Game for Counseling Girls
Looking for other topics but love The Card Game format? Check these games out:
*THE COPING TOOLS CARD GAME! A Mindfulness, Stress Management & Coping Skills Counseling Game
*THE GRATITUDE CARD GAME! A Positive Psychology Mindful Coping Tool
*COPING with GRIEF *Card Game to Help Cope with Death, Loss & Grieving
*THE JOY and HAPPINESS CARD GAME! *Positive Psychology Counseling Fun
*THE SELF-ESTEEM CARD GAME! Fun Solution Focused School Counseling Group Game