Preschool Emotions Activity

Emotional Activity for Preschoolers

It isn’t always easy for preschoolers to talk about their emotions so they tend to act out instead. This Preschool Emotions Activity gives you as a parent or teacher the opportunity to let children tell you how they are feeling in pictures. The faces shown below will make it easy for you to understand the emotions individual children are feeling during conflicts and trauma.


Children aged 2 to 5 are very susceptible to traumatic events and they struggle to communicate their fears or thoughts, thus they are more apt to act out. Source: Better Health Channel, Victoria, Australia – Trauma and Children-Two to Five Years

  • White Paper
  • White Card Stock
  • Colored Card Stock
  • Glue
  • Color Printer
  1. Print the “I feel” pattern on the colored card stock.
  2. Cut on the solid lines and fold up on the dotted line and glue the edges, creating a pocket
  3. Print the faces below on white card stock. Cut on the solid lines.

Stack the cards in the holder and when an event arises that evokes an emotion, as the child to select the card that best explains how they feel. Once selected, try to get the child to talk about why they feel that way and thus be able to assist them in dealing with the situation.

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print



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