Inside Out games have never been more fun. Play this Printable Inside Out Emotions Board Game to teach colors and emotions to young children!
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I created this board game years ago, and I still get emails about how this printable Inside Out Game is helping people.
As a graduate in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, and a mom to two kids with language delays, this board game is well…a game changer.
When my daughter was home for the summer after kindergarten…it was an adjustment. I love having my kids and it’s so nice not to have to go to the bus stop so early (I am NOT a morning person), but I had a hard time keeping them entertained.
Especially since we lived in Phoenix and our outdoor activities were limited. This is a great inside game for kids, plus what’s better than a FREE printable board game?
When your kids are in school, they’re used to activities all day long! Inside Out was such a popular movie at the time, so I decided to make this Inside Out Board Game to teach kids how to express emotions..
This game is super cute and really easy to put together. It’s the perfect party game for Inside Out games 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.
My oldest two have always had a hard time expressing themselves, so really, this game goes beyond a fun summer activity. It was a chance to gauge what my kids were feeling and it also brought up some great memories.
Inside Out Games Printable and Instructions.
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 Inside Out Mini Figurines.
The instruction card is included in the printable, but basically, you’ll move the pieces as the cards tell you to. Some tell you to move forward and some tell you to move back. It’s very similar to Candy Land.
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.
My daughter (Riley) was really excited that the main character in Inside Out is named Riley. She kept asking me, “Are we going to have a Riley party?”
Indeed, we did have a “Riley Party.” But the Inside Out Game was a good precursor to the party.
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.
How do you teach emotions to your children? I would love some more ideas!
What a great game!!! I will use it with my students!!!!
Thanks for share!!!
Thanks so much! I hope you have fun 🙂
It’s absolutly incredible!!
Easy to play and enjoyable by all!
My 4 years old daughter loves to talk about her emotions (I think that I’ll have to add some more memory spot).
I’ve translated it in Italian for my daughter (ehm… my wife :P) so if you want I can send it to you.
Instead of buying the figures I’ve added a sheet with the puppets to be cutted.
If you want to reduce the game time remove some of the “came back cards” 😛
Thanks for the great job!
I think that someone has stolen your work (with some little modifications):
I think that you have to be mentioned!
Thanks so much for letting me know!
Thank you for the game! I am going to print and send it to my sponsored child 🙂
Is there any way you could do these in Spanish and French? I am a French teacher and would love to use this in class!
I would love to do that if I have the time. Would you mind sending me the translations? Email address is in the comments tab.
psychology guys tee says
It’s hard to come by educated people for this topic, but you sound like you
know what you’re talking about! Thanks
Thanks the kids in my class love the game!!!
Love it! The graphics are beautiful! I am an elementary school counselor and will be able to utilize this with my students. Thanks!!
Thanks so much! Let me know how your students like it 🙂
Amazing!! Thank you so much for this post! I am an Early Childhood Educator and I am using this to add to my Emotional Literacy Kit!
*~It’s NOT Early Childhood Education without the Early Childhood Educator!~*
I’m so glad you like it! Hope it helps with your work 🙂
I just wanted to thank you for making it so easy to print off that board game! I’m a counselor who works with kids and can’t wait to try it out with them! Thanks again 🙂
Kid Therapist says
I am a children’s counselor that work s with children who have experienced a great deal of trauma in their lives. I used this game AT LEAST once a week to help teach them about different emotions and that it’s ok and normal for them to experience them. My kids LOVE this game. I can’t thank you enough for creating and sharing!
This is so great to hear! I’m so glad this printable has helped you…thank you for telling me!
Stephie Sierra says
Thanks a lot to share Erin! It´s really beautiful!! 🙂
It’s so wonderful. We want to work this film in school and this is awesome!!! Thanks a lot for sharing it!!!
Love it! I’m going to use it to teach English voc. to my Polish students 🙂
That’s awesome, Paulina! Thanks for downloading it 🙂
Evelyn Cardona says
Hello, What kind of printer you use? Thank you for sharing.
This is the printer I use: https://amzn.to/2a3mCMz (affiliate link) I love it!
Very cute game! My toddler loves this movie, so this game will be a hit! Thanks for sharing!
I’m a social worker, and I use this with children to help them talk about their experiences. Love it!
Jenifer Larson Hall says
I’m teaching English in Japan to kids and we’re learning about emotions. The kids are all in elementary school, and I think it will be a great way to practice talking about feelings in English. Thanks so much!
So glad to help!
This is amazing!! I only have a doubt, for how many gamers is?
Thank you a looooot!
I loved that game.
I am a spanish teacher. I translated the playing cards to Spanish so I could use them in the language I intend to teach.
Thanks for sharing!
I am a special teacher from Slovenia and I love your idea but I cant find the printable.
Can you help me.
I lovvvvveee it.
My nieces are visiting and this is a perfect game for game night.
Thanks for making it so accessible.
Thanks for sharing!