Thought & Feeling Cards for Social Skills

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Identifying Thoughts & Feelings are a critical part of understanding social interactions. Ideal for social groups and a fantastic resource for teachers, parents and SLPs to help teach and understand emotions and the impact our/their behaviors have on the people around them.

The set contains both female and male cards so that you can adapt to your students (and self) and covers 18 different feelings (hearts) and thoughts (thought bubbles) to help you with Theory of Mind including: disappointed, frustrated, silly, sad, angry, confused, worried, calm, excited, happy, proud, surprised, nervous, hurt, embarrassed, annoyed, scared and interested. Use them to help your students know what you are thinking (“I’m having sad thoughts”) or to help them label their own feelings (“Are you having annoyed or angry feelings?”).

I love putting the feeling cards over my heart and the thought bubbles over my head to visually show that thoughts and feelings can be different in different people. This set contains larger and smaller sizes, so that you can use the cards with books and YouTube clips and integrate social learning throughout your activities.

Read on the Blog how to use these for social communication goals.

Blanks are included so that you can customize your own thoughts and feelings - including drawing your own representations or using the blank thought bubbles to label your own vocabulary vs. the ones provided.



✅ -- 18 different thoughts and feelings targeted: disappointed, frustrated, silly, sad, angry, confused, worried, calm, excited, happy, proud, surprised, nervous, hurt, embarrassed, annoyed, scared and interested.

✅ -- Male and female sets for each thought and feeling listed below.

✅ -- Activity ideas - pg 3-4

✅ -- Thought bubbles - pg 5-10

✅ -- Large Thought bubbles WITH labeled thoughts - pg 11-16

✅ -- Small Thought bubbles WITH labeled thoughts - pg 17-19

✅ -- Thoughts List WITH labeled thoughts - pg 20-21

✅ -- Large Feelings WITH labeled emotions - pg 22-27

✅ -- Small Feelings WITH labeled emotions - pg 28-30

✅ -- Feelings List WITH labeled emotions - pg 31-32

✅ -- Blank thought bubbles, feeling hearts and blank full-sized heart and thought bubble - pg 33-38


What SLP's like you are saying:

"Love the different emotions+facial expressions! GREAT variety."

"I was even more impressed that you had a few new ideas, which I hadn't thought of/tried before"

"This is a fantastic resource for my 5-year-old son with Aspergers! Thank you so much. I love that there's a set of girl cards and boy cards so he could choose."

I’d LOVE to hear your feedback on how you have implemented these with your students and if they have been useful!

⭐I have this thing for making really basic visuals that you use EVERY single day, so check out another awesome material for your social box, Emotion Odometers & Visual Supports

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