Thursday, April 14, 2016

Free Printable LEGO Emotions Inference Game

To accompany our LEGO emotions chart, I created a LEGO emotions speech therapy game for my kids. This free printable LEGO emotions inference game for kids is a fun way to work on WH questions, discuss emotions, and practice making inferences through speech. I designed it with my son's hyperlexia in mind since those three target skills are something we continually have to practice and work on.

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Free Printable LEGO Emotions Speech Inference Game for Kids

I designed this game as a way to target WH questions, making inferences, and emotions. It has two parts: six LEGO heads with different emotions and 60 statement/question strips. Each statement/question strip has a short scenario followed by the question, "How do you feel?" Some require you to insert a word. Each LEGO head has a statement such as, "I feel surprised."

Here's what you'll need to play this game:

  • Free printable LEGO emotions game - Link to download is at the bottom of this post.
  • Laminator
  • Scissors or paper cutter/trimmer
  • Mirror (optional)
Print out the game pieces. Cut the LEGO heads into individual cards, laminate, and cut again. You could also do the same for the question/statement strips, but I decided to laminate two pages of questions back to back to save me from all of that tedious cutting. Once they're all laminated in their full glory, you'll have this:

Free printable LEGO speech & emotions game for kids from And Next Comes L

To play, read a statement out loud. Have your child pick an appropriate LEGO emotion card and read the statement on the top of the card. We like to play this game in front of the mirror so that the kids can also practice imitating the facial expressions themselves. Four year old K really enjoyed this part!

Exploring emotions & making inferences in speech with free printable LEGO emotions game from And Next Comes L

Exploring emotions & making inferences in speech with free printable LEGO emotions game from And Next Comes L

Once they pick their emotion, I like to ask a follow up why question. I want them, especially six year old J, to start vocalizing why they feel the way they do. In fact, J surprised me the other day while playing this game. The statement I read involved losing a game. He chose happy. When I asked him why he chose happy he said, "Because I can tell them good game!"

Wait...what?!

What. Just. Happened...???


WOAH.

That's me processing the fact that I felt surprised by his answer!

J really struggles with losing at games and having good sportsmanship so both my husband and I were a bit flabbergasted that he said what he did. Evidently, we're making progress as he matures.


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2 comments:

  1. This is a GREAT idea! Any chance you have a blank LEGO head to make other emotions with? (Tired, worried, etc)

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    1. I don't, but check out the blog Little Bins for Little Hands. She has a LEGO head emotions drawing printable that you can find here: http://www.littlebinsforlittlehands.com/lego-minifigure-drawing-prompts-emotions-activity/

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