Have you seen my popular Strawberry Emotions Matching Game for Toddlers? Today’s Watermelon Emotions Matching Game goes perfectly with it!
You could even use both together. Keep reading for some ideas!
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Materials for Watermelon Emotions Matching Game
- Printable file (below).
- Laminator, laminating pouches (optional).
- Paper cutter or scissors (optional).
What’s in the printable Watermelon Emotions Matching Game PDF file?
The file includes a page of six cards with slices of watermelon whose faces show six different emotions: excited, worried, angry, sad, happy, surprised.
The VIP version of this file also includes an exclusive black-and-white version.
You can use the printable by itself to talk about different emotions. My 3-year-old loves imitating the facial expressions, and he thinks you should definitely give that a try 🙂
Or cut two copies of the cards apart for a simple matching game. Once your kids have some experience with this type of game, you can add extra copies for a bigger challenge.
If you have the Strawberry Emotions Matching Game as well, you could combine both sets for an even greater challenge. It requires your kids to look more closely at each card, depending on how you decide to play: You could match identical expressions regardless of whether it’s a strawberry or a watermelon OR match identical images only. Or call out a certain expression and ask your kid to pick out the matching card.
Check out this fun way to start a conversation about everyday emotions!
A total of 18 fun, colorful play dough mats featuring eight different emotions with and without words plus a bonus set of eight smaller emotions cards.
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