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!