Saturday, November 27, 2021

Free Printable Leaf Emotions Spot the Match Game

Looking for a cute and easy way to work on emotions with your child? Try this free printable leaf emotions spot the match game. It uses adorable leaf faces to teach emotions!

We love games in our house. Card games, board games, video games...we play them all! My kids, especially my oldest son, can't get enough of games. Honestly, if we were ever to homeschool, then we would probably gameschool. But for now, we're happy with our current schooling choices.

Anyway, games are such a great way to work on a variety of skills, whether that's problem solving skills, turn taking skills, or learning how to be a good sport. They can target many of these skills at once.

And, honestly, I think that board games are one of the best - and easiest! -  ways to build a variety of social skills.

But you can also use games to teach emotions. Like this leaf emotions spot the match game can do. This game is super easy to learn and features the cutest little leaf emojis. Did I mention that it's free? Well, it is!

Free printable leaf emotions spot the match game for kids

About this Leaf Emotions Spot the Match Game

This free printable leaf emotions spot the match game is inspired by the game Spot it. It features adorable leaf faces to teach emotions, from happy and sad to silly and frustrated.

The object of the game is to simply find a matching leaf emoji between two cards. Be the first to call out the match by saying the name of the emotion that's the same on two cards.

There are actually lots of different ways to play Spot It style games like this. Just do a quick google search and you'll find lots of possibilities. So play around a bit until you find a play style you enjoy.

I highly recommend laminating the leaf emotions game cards for durability, especially if you're using them with really young kids. Here's the laminator I use and love.

Download the Free Printable Leaf Emotions Game

This two page printable includes 7 game cards. Each card has three leaf emotion faces. To get your copy, enter your name and email in the form below.

Want More Ideas for Teaching Emotions? Try this Leaf Themed Printable Pack!

This printable is a free sample from the Leaf Themed Emotions Pack. If you love this activity and this theme, then grab a copy of the full emotions pack below.

Fall leaf themed emotions pack for kids

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Free Printable Acorn Themed Emotion Puzzles

Looking for a cute way to teach emotions to toddlers and preschoolers this fall? Try this free printable set of emotion puzzles with adorable acorn emojis.

There are so many different ways to teach kids about emotions. You can model different emotions. You can help label your child's feelings. You can read books about anger, anxiety, joy, and more. You can do all sorts of emotions activities from worksheets to playful games. The list goes on and on.

Today I have a simple and fun fall themed set of emotion puzzles for kids. They're really simple so they're even great for toddlers and preschoolers.

These little puzzles feature adorable little acorn faces. I mean just look at how cute they are? They're perfect for a quick fall activity at home or in the classroom.

Free printable acorn themed emotion puzzles for kids

About these Acorn Themed Emotion Puzzles

These emotion puzzles feature 8 different emotions: happy, sad, surprised, calm, angry, excited, bored, and frustrated. Each acorn emotion face is paired with the name of the emotion written below (a must when you have a hyperlexic kid!).

To play, simply find the matching halves of the emotion and pair them together. As I mentioned above, these puzzles are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to use too.

I highly recommend laminating the emotion puzzles for durability, especially if you're using them with really young kids. Here's the laminator I use and love.

Download the Free Printable Emotion Puzzles

This four page printable includes a total of eight emotion puzzles. Each card has an adorable acorn emoji paired with the corresponding emotion word. To get your copy, enter your name and email in the form below.

Want More Ideas for Teaching Emotions? Try this Acorn Themed Printable Pack!

This printable is a free sample from the Acorn Themed Emotions Pack. If you love this activity and this theme, then grab a copy of the full emotions pack below.

Acorn themed emotions pack for kids

Get your copy of the Acorn Themed Emotions Pack

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Free Thanksgiving Word Scramble Printable for Kids

This free printable Thanksgiving word scramble game is perfect for kids of all ages.

Okay well, I definitely missed posting this printable in time for Canadian Thanksgiving. But I might as well share it in time for Thanksgiving in the US, right? Even if I am just squeaking it in last minute! 

Although I guess I could technically argue that I'm posting this Thanksgiving word scramble printable really, really early for Canadian Thanksgiving next year. Anyway...

There are a few differences like the month in which we celebrate and the fact that we don't do any parades or anything like that. I mean it's cold here in November. Sure, we have a Santa Claus parade at this time of year, but that's it. We generally save parades for the warmer months when we don't have to freeze our butts off. Besides, Thanksgiving's just not as big of a deal here I find. On the flip side, it seems to be a huge celebration in the US. 

The thing is hyperlexic kids love word games like word scrambles. And I had this Thanksgiving one that I made for Canadian Thanksgiving. But then I forgot to post it here on the blog. So I went back and added another version to it to reflect the month in which American Thanksgiving occurs. And now you can download either version of the Thanksgiving word scramble. So there's that.

Free Thanksgiving word scramble printable with answers

Why Word Scramble Games are Good for Kids

Word scramble games are a great way for kids to work on vocabulary, spelling, language skills, working memory, problem-solving skills, writing, and so much more! There's a wide range of skills you could target here. Just get creative.

You can use free printable word scramble games like this one at home, in the classroom, or even on the road. Or you could use them in Zoom meetings for online learning (tips on how to do so here). They'd even make a great rainy day activity too!

Also, if you've been looking for other ideas on how to use your hyperlexic child's interests in letters, then word scramble games are a great fit. They definitely build off of a hyperlexic child's interest in letters. I mean the game is literally just a bunch of letters. Besides, using your hyperlexic child's interests to teach new skills is definitely something you should be doing - and something you'll hear me say a lot around here!

So anyway, if you're looking for a quick Thanksgiving activity, give this Thanksgiving word scramble for kids a try. 

Download the Free Thanksgiving Word Scramble Printable

This printable is eight pages total. Two versions of the word scramble game are included, one to reflect the month of October, which is when Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated, and one to reflect American Thanksgiving which is in November. 

For each version, you'll find two variations (one with a word bank and one without the word list). Each game contains 12 Thanksgiving themed words, focusing on the season and meal itself. It does not include words like pilgrim, parade, or any American focused vocabulary. An answer key is also included.

To get your copy of the Thanksgiving word scramble, enter your name and email in the form below.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Free Christmas Word Scramble Printable for Kids

This free printable Christmas word scramble game is perfect for kids of all ages.

There's so much to love about Christmas, from the cookies and gifts to the Christmas carols and time with family. 

And speaking of family, you're likely going to get together for a Christmas party with some of your family. You might bond over a turkey supper. You'll likely exchange some hugs and some gifts with each other. And you might even play some Christmas games.

Or maybe you'll have a mini Christmas party at school. For that, you'll need some fun Christmas activity sheets to keep the kids busy. 

So whether you're throwing a party at home or at school, you'll want some activities to do together. Perhaps a Christmas themed I spy game or this Christmas word scramble will do the trick for you.

Sure this Christmas word scramble game is nothing fancy, but it's got letters and words and that's something that will always appeal to a hyperlexic kid.

Free printable Christmas word scramble with answers for kids

Why Word Scramble Games are Good for Kids

Word scramble games are a great way for kids to work on vocabulary, spelling, language skills, working memory, problem-solving skills, writing, and so much more! There's a wide range of skills you could target here. Just get creative.

You can use free printable word scramble games like this one at home, in the classroom, or even on the road. Or you could use them in Zoom meetings for online learning (tips on how to do so here). They'd even make a great rainy day activity too!

Also, if you've been looking for other ideas on how to use your hyperlexic child's interests in letters, then word scramble games are a great fit. They definitely build off of a hyperlexic child's interest in letters. I mean the game is literally just a bunch of letters. Besides, using your hyperlexic child's interests to teach new skills is definitely something you should be doing - and something you'll hear me say a lot around here!

So anyway, if you're looking for a quick Christmas activity, give this Christmas word scramble for kids a try. 

Download the Free Christmas Word Scramble Printable

This printable is three pages total. Two versions of the word scramble game are included (one with a word bank and one without the word list). Each game contains 13 Christmas themed words. An answer key is also included.

To get your copy of the Christmas word scramble, enter your name and email in the form below.

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