24 Bilingual English/Spanish emotion flashcards to use in the classroom or at home to help teach children emotions and support emotional development.
Feelings can be a very difficult thing to understand.
I know as a 31-year-old adult, I still struggle with understanding and regulating my emotions.
In fact, this year, I have been on a journey of becoming more mindful of my own emotions and those of others.
As I work on my mindfulness, I am trying to set a good example for my son, Lennox. To help him better understand his emotions and increase his mindfulness, I have created a set of emotion flashcards to use at home with him.
Since we speak Spanish at home, I created a bilingual set of emotional flashcards so that way he can grow his emotional vocabulary in both Spanish, and English.
I am going to share these bilingual Spanish/English Emotions flashcards with you today. You can access them at the end of this post.
First, let’s learn a little bit more about what emotions flashcards are, and let’s learn some fun ways to use them at home or in the classroom to teach the kiddos about emotions.
What are emotion flashcards?
Emotion flashcards are a helpful tool that helps support emotional development.
Each card has an illustration or emoji of ways that you might feel or act when you experience an emotion.
In these 24 bilingual Spanish/English emotions flashcards, you will also find the words for the emotions in English and Spanish (English at the top, and Spanish at the bottom.)
These cards are used to help kids understand different emotions, especially those they can’t label.
How these bilingual emotion cards will help your child:
- Help children express their feelings by developing their emotional vocabulary in Spanish and English.
- Help children learn to recognize the feelings of others through facial expressions.
- Talking about feelings and being able to name them is an important step toward developing empathy.
- Foster mindfulness and encourages emotional well-being.
- Being able to identify emotions helps with problem-solving and coping skills.
- Encourage social skills in both English and Spanish
All kids can benefit from Emotions flashcards, but they are especially useful for toddlers and younger kids.
Let’s learn some fun ways to use these bilingual emotions cards in the next section.
What emotions are included in these bilingual Spanish/English emotions flashcards?
In this kit of 24 bilingual Spanish/English emotions flashcards you will receive a 24 watercolor emoji emotions cards.
*All of the emotion adjectives are in masculine form. Remember to change the form of these words according to the gender.
To talk about these phrases, you can use the verbs estar + adjective, or sentirse + adjective.
¿Cómo te sientes ahora?
Me siento feliz/ triste/ enojado
Estoy cansado/ nervioso.
Below are the following emotions found in this set of bilingual emotions cads.
- Happy- Feliz
- Sad- Triste
- Angry- Enojado
- Surprised- Sorprendido
- Sleepy- Cansado
- Curious- Curioso
- Grumpy- Gruñón
- Frustrated- Frustrado
- Scared- Asustado
- Nervous- Nervioso
- Proud- Orgulloso
- Shy- Tímido
- Impatient- Impaciente
- Confused –Confuso
- Disappointed- Decepcionado
- Excited – Emocionado
- In love – Enamorado
- Thankful- Agradecido
- Bored – Aburrido
- Jealous- Celoso
- Relaxed- Relajado
- Anxious- Ansioso
- Stressed – Estresado
Ways to use these bilingual emotion cards
Below are a handful of different games and activities you can use to learn about emotions in a fun way. Some of the ideas below are great for toddlers and preschoolers, and some can be used in the classroom setting with older kids.
- With cards face down on a table, pick up one emotion at a time and explain the emotion. For younger children, start with basic emotions like happy, sad, angry, and scared. As a child gets older, add in more complex emotions.
- Print out a double set and play a matching game with the emotions
- Place three cards face up. Describe a situation where one of the emotions might occur, and ask your child to identify the emotion.
- Make an emotion poster out of these cards and place them in your child’s calm down corner.
- Print them out and glue them into an emotions book and keep them in your child’s calm down corner.
- Pick an emotion and ask your child to make a face to match the emotion.
- Play “ What’s missing.” Pick 5-7 cards and lay them face-up on a table. Identify each emotion. Then, place a scarf over the emotions and take one away. Lastly, have your child pick which emotion is missing.
- Draw an emotion at random and ask your child to guess the situation the person was that might have caused that emotion.
- Play emotions charades. One player picks an emotion flashcard from the deck and represents the emotion using correct facial expressions for the other players to guess without using words. Take turns doing this.
- Have your child flip through the cards in the deck, name the emotions and pick the emotion they are currently feeling.
- Go through the feelings one by one and separate them into positive and negative emotions piles.
- Pick out a card and have your child draw or paint that emotion.
- Play an emotional therapy game. Choose a card and talk about a time that your child felt that way.
- Choose a card and discuss what you could do if someone around you was feeling this way.
- At the end of the day, go through the stack of cards with your child and identify different emotions they felt throughout the day. Talk about why those emotions occured. What happened before, and what happened after. This will encourage a mindful reflection that even though emotions might be intense at the moment, they all pass and do not last forever.
- Play a question of the day game. Describe an emotion or a scenario and have your child ask your child what emotion the person in the scenario might feel.
How to get your Bilingual Spanish/English emotions flashcards hoy!
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Well I hope these Bilingual English/ Spanish flashcards will help learning about emotions fun. If you have any more game ideas that could be added to the list above, let me know in the comments below!
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