Feelings Deck for Kids

30 Activities for Handling Big Emotions

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Pub Date 26 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 02 Apr 2024

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Description

A playful card deck that teaches kids ages 5–9 to name and feel emotions in their bodies, with 30 activities to regulate emotions and teach body awareness.

Lots of kids might say they feel “good” or “bad” but miss all the other emotions in between. For children to best recognize feelings in themselves and others, they first need to have words for those feelings. Featuring a range of 30 different emotions, from angry and sad to grateful and proud, as well as a meditation or mindful activity for each, kids can use these interactive cards to develop their emotional intelligence and gain self-acceptance. They'll find ways to better understand feelings, build self-compassion, and share their emotional experiences—all in a fun, interactive way. 

The cards are illustrated with evocative ways that emotions can show up in the body to help kids start to recognize how they embody feelings—for example: “When I am worried, my mind feels tangled up like spaghetti noodles”; “When I feel scared, my belly feels cold like a popsicle”; “When I am excited, my chest feels fizzy like the bubbles in a soda.” The deck includes both meditation cards, guiding kids in simple mindfulness practices focused on the card’s emotion; and activity cards, featuring hands-on activities to regulate emotions like making a calming glitter jar, planting a seed of hope, blowing bubbles of frustration and watching them float away, and creating a “Gratitude Gumball” machine.

The cards and a helpful introductory booklet are housed together in a colorful box.
A playful card deck that teaches kids ages 5–9 to name and feel emotions in their bodies, with 30 activities to regulate emotions and teach body awareness.

Lots of kids might say they feel “good” or...

A Note From the Publisher

This is not a traditional book, but a deck featuring 48 cards for kids and caregivers. We understand the digital version offers a poor reflection of the card deck format, our sincere apologies for any confusion.

This is not a traditional book, but a deck featuring 48 cards for kids and caregivers. We understand the digital version offers a poor reflection of the card deck format, our sincere apologies for...


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EDITION Other Format
ISBN 9781645471431
PRICE $19.95 (USD)
PAGES 30

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This is a great social emotional learning deck. I love that there are so many emotions in the deck. The activities that correlate with the emotion are easy to do and effective. Definitely a must have in my opinion.

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This was a cute set of cards with very descriptive explanations of each emotion, along with some cute tools to help with emotion regulation. Super accessible for kids!

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Woah!
I have just come across a wonderful resource to help teach young children about different types of emotions, and how to handle them. These are in a flash cards format, where one side has an illustration of a person with the specific emotion, and the back contains the description ( of that emotion) of a scenario. Furthermore, each emotion card has a mindful and fun activity to try. As I have mentioned earlier, these cards can be a wonderful resource. as most children do understand if they feel "good" or "bad" which are just simple and limited vocabulary to express their emotions. With "Feelings: Deck for Kids," young children will find it helpful to expand their knowledge (and vocabulary) to express different types of feelings. This is a must have resource for both classrooms and at home.

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I really enjoyed being able to view this deck through Netgalley’s app. As a new mom, one of my most important goals is to raise emotionally intelligent children. However, sometimes this goal feels lofty and unattainable when I’m struggling to name my difficult feelings for myself. Yet, that’s what makes resources like this so so valuable! This may be a deck designed for children, but it is also helpful for us adults who want an easy-to-access way to improve our own EQs. I am eager to try some of these activities with my own children one day. In the meantime, I’m grateful for the simple definitions, somatic descriptions, and cute illustrations.

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Thanks NetGalley for the preview!

These cards were adorable! I especially loved the hopeful card with the planting activity. So many good emotions, and ways to identify them. A great tool for any home or classroom!

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This is a beautifully illustrated deck, with descriptions and further activities on the back of each one. I would use this in a classroom with K-2nd grade students!

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The Feelings Deck for Kids by Seth Shugar and Julie Kavanagh is PERFECT for therapeutic use! Each card depicts a different feeling with a gorgeous descriptor of what the experience of that feeling could be AND a reverse side that includes an activity for coping with the feeling. There are so many uses for this deck in session. The activities are perfect for group therapy, classroom instruction, and family therapy homework. The illustrations are clear, inclusive, and in a soft color palate. I PROMISE this is the set you want in your office or school-based therapy office on wheels!

I am extremely grateful to both NetGalley and the publisher for the privilege of being able to review this product in an honest manner in exchange for an advanced digital copy.

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Great deck of feeling cards for children. This needs to be in the office of every school counselor, child therapist, early childhood teacher, and parent wanting to raise emotionally healthy children. Kudos to the authors, illustrators and publisher. - Maureen Healy, author of The Emotionally Healthy Child and Psychology Today blogger

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It's a wonderful collection of cards identifying various emotions.

I love how simple and precise each emotion is illustrated at the front of the cart. It shows an image of a child with how the emotion feels. The emotion is written in words underneath the picture and a description. The back of the cards has discussion prompts and suggestions on how to deal with the emotion.

It's a neat deck to bring emotional awareness to the foreground of a child's and family's mind. I can't wait to practice these with my child.

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This is an invaluable tool for anyone who works with young children. Not only does it help the child identify their "big feelings" but also helps them match it with the sensation they feel in their body, for instance "your heart feels heavy like a bag of marbles." It goes even a step beyond that by giving you practical exercises to help work through those feelings. This would be a great addition to any classroom with young children.

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Super cute and easy to understand cards! The illustrations and descriptions of each feeling were well, done, and the activities seem like they would be very useful with young children.

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This is a great resource for kids. Helps with exploring emotions and ways to deal with different emotions. I like how you can take these cards anywhere with you and use them with your kids.

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A playful card deck that teaches kids ages 5–9 to name and feel emotions in their bodies, with 30 activities to regulate emotions and teach body awareness.

Woah! This deck is beautiful and perfect for teaching children how they could be feeling. Allowing children to not only know the feeling but showing them how to identify the feeling as well. As a mother self-regulating emotions and teaching body awareness is incredibly important.

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