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Zones of Regulation Emotion Flashcards – 32 Emotions

Our emotion flashcards feature real photos of children and can be used with or without the Zones of Regulation!

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Emotion Flashcards for Children

Introducing our Emotion Flashcards for Children featuring real photos of children! These flashcards offer a unique and authentic way for children to explore and understand emotions. With 32 emotions sorted by colour according to the Zones of Regulation, these flashcards can be used independently or in conjunction with the Zones of Regulation framework to support emotional awareness and self-regulation.

Features:

  1. Real Photos of Children: Each flashcard features a real photo of a child expressing a specific emotion, providing children with relatable visual cues to identify and understand emotions.
  2. 32 Emotions: The flashcards cover a wide range of emotions, including both basic and complex feelings, allowing children to explore the nuances of emotional expression and move through each zone.
  3. Sorted by Colour (Zones of Regulation Identification): The flashcards are categorised into colours based on the Zones of Regulation (Green, Yellow, Blue Red).
  4. Versatile Use: The flashcards can be used as traditional flashcards for emotion recognition and vocabulary building, or they can be integrated into activities and discussions about emotional regulation and self-awareness.

How to Use:

  1. Download and Print: Download and print the Emotion Flashcards for Children.
  2. Explore Emotions: Introduce the flashcards to children and encourage them to explore the range of emotions depicted on the cards. Use the real photos to spark discussions about how emotions are expressed and experienced.
  3. Zones of Regulation Integration: For children familiar with the Zones of Regulation framework, categorise the flashcards into the corresponding colour zones, you can use these in conjunction with our other Zones of Regulation resources!
  4. Interactive Activities: Why not engage children in interactive activities using the flashcards, such as emotion charades, emotion matching games, or emotion journaling exercises? Encourage them to express and reflect on their own emotions using the flashcards as prompts.

Emotions depicted:

Green:

Happy

Calm

Proud

Loved

Cheerful

Grateful

Content

Okay

Yellow:

Frustrated

Amazed

Surprised

Worried

Nervous

Excited

Embarrassed

Annoyed

Blue:

Tired

Bored

Tearful

Sad

Disappointed

Ashamed

Sick

Shy

Red:

Scared

Upset

Overwhelmed

Disgusted

Furious

Grumpy

Aggressive

Angry

Our Emotion Flashcards for Children offer a valuable resource for promoting emotional literacy and self-awareness in early years children and KS1 children. With real photos of depicting a diverse range of emotions, these flashcards provide a rich and authentic learning experience that empowers children to understand and navigate their emotions with confidence.