When I saw this clip art, I knew I had to turn it into a matching game! My 2-year-old LOVES imitating facial expressions, and I knew this Strawberry Emotions Matching Game was going to be a perfect way to talk about emotions with him.
And he had an absolute blast with it! The “angry” expression was his favorite, and I found him practicing it in the mirror after we were done with this game 😉
(N was 2 years and 10 months old.)
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Materials for Strawberry Emotions Matching Game
- Free printable PDF file (see below).
- Two sheets of paper.
- Laminator, laminating pouches (optional).
- Paper cutter or scissors (optional).
What’s in the printable PDF file?
This is a one-page printable with six strawberry faces that express different emotions: angry, excited, happy, sad, surprised, and worried.
If you want to play a matching game, print the page twice, laminate both pages, and cut apart one or both copies at the black lines. But you can easily just print one copy and use the cards as flash cards or a conversation starter to talk about different emotions with your toddler or preschooler.
Do you have toddlers who love matching? I have a book of matching games for them!
In my book Match This! Matching Games for Toddlers, I share 30 different matching games that are perfect for toddlers with a limited number of matches (you can mix and match different sets for a greater challenge) and large cards that are easy to pick up and hold. I've included instructions for playing memory and matching games at all skill levels and how to extend the activity with other learning objectives for older kids.
Are you looking for more free matching games? I’ve got you covered!
Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by Happy Hooligans
Matching Memory Game for Toddlers: Transportation by The Measured Mom
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