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Since my daughter is home for the summer for the first time ever…it’s been an adjustment. I love having her home and it’s been so nice not to have to go to the bus stop so early (I am NOT a morning person), but I’m having a hard time keeping her entertained. She’s used to having activities all day long. Since she’s so excited for Pixar’s new movie, I decided to make this Printable Inside Out Emotions Board Game.
This game is super cute and really easy to put together. It’s the perfect party game for Inside Out enthusiasts! The kids LOVED playing it. It’s ideal for younger kids that are still getting a grasp for what emotions are and how to behave when they feel certain emotions.
To play this emotions game, you’ll download my FREE Printable, print it off, then cut out the cards. I printed off 3 sets of cards. For the playing pieces, I purchased the the Mini Inside Out Figures at Toys “R” Us. They were in the front of the store with other new toys. When you go to Toys “R” Us, make sure you get the Rewards Card. You get points for every dollar you spend and when you get 125 points, you get $5 back (that comes in handy for birthdays and holidays!)
You’ll move the pieces as the cards tell you to. Some tell you to move forward and some tell you to move back.When you land on a “memory” spot (the spots on the game board with a circle on them), you have to tell a memory of when you had that emotion. So, if you land on green, you would tell of a time you were Disgusted. Each color matches the emotions of a character from Inside Out. I’ve included some instructions in the free printable for reference.
Download the FREE Printable HERE (and leave a comment letting me know how you like them!)
My daughter is the most excited for the movie since the main character is named Riley. It would be so fun to have the same name as a cartoon character! She keeps asking me, “Are we going to have a Riley party?” Luckily, she thinks any of my blog posts are parties, so she’s satisfied after playing their board game.
Everyone joined in on the fun! If you can’t tell, the above picture is Max’s sad face. Apparently it’s too much effort to frown on your own. I also got the plush dolls at Toys “R” Us because they’re just adorable and we collect them.
How do you teach emotions to your children? I would love some more ideas!
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