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 an Assessment Tool. Plus, the actual act of playing The Feelings 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!
✔ 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
✔ Over 75 Questions & Prompts
✔ Action Cards
✔ Pass Tickts
How to Play The Feelings Card Game!
In the spirit of other popular shedding-type card games, the player to get rid of all their cards first by wins. Players try to "match" the top card in the discard pile, by either laying down the same number, color (or shape, if using the black & white set), or type of action card. If the card contains a question or prompt, that player shares their response. The player may choose to decline responding by using 1 of their 2 Pass Tickets. Actions cards add fun twists and turns to the game. Actions include:
➔ TAKE 3
: The next person in line must take 3 cards before taking their turn.
➔ ROTATE RIGHT / ROTATE LEFT
: All players pass on, or "rotate," their cards to either the left or right, so that everyone exchanges hands with each other.
➔ GO AGAIN
: Player gets to "go again," gaining an additional turn.
: Player who discards a FREE card is "free" to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.➔ FREE + SPY!
: Player who discards a FREE+SPY card can spy on one player by peeking at their cards and then is "free" to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.
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