AWESOME Resource Links for Social Skills: Emotions and Younger Students

AWESOME Resource Links for Social Skills: Emotions and Younger Students

Have you ever looked at the pile of materials you own and realize that you still don’t have exactly what your student needs? I know that I often did!  This post has awesome resource links for social skills with young students.

Between differences in how they learn, what activities they enjoy, and how much practice is needed, I know that looking for resources can seem never-ending.

That is why I love to look for free help. And, of course, I want to share these resources with you!

free resources for teaching emotions

Check out some FREE awesome resources!

I found a treasure trove of online ideas and activities for working on emotions and nonverbal language skills. 

This post features some of the fun, free online games I’ve found for young kids.


But, don’t worry! If you work with older kids, there are some links for you, too. Just click here for some amazing free resources.

Resources for social skills

Eye contact

Autism Games – Eye Contact

Help kids realize that eye contact is important in this cute game.

If you don’t make eye contact, learning to read nonverbal signals for emotions is going to much harder, if not impossible. So you can start here to help kids understand why it is important.

Facial Expressions

Symbol World – Faces

Hover over the faces to see the facial expression change.

This basic game has been archived, but it still works! Kids can hover over the faces to see the facial expression change.

Emotions

Autism Games – Emotions

Match faces with the same emotions or listen to the story with emotion vocabulary in context.

This game shows faces for basic emotions and has students find matching faces. Simple practice is given for young children to respond in different ways: matching, dragging and memory. The emotions are used in a story context about Robbie the Robot. Love the Aussie accent!

Emotions II

Do 2 Learn – Feelings

Find the person who feels the given emotion.

In this game, students find the photo of the face that matches the given emotion. Players can choose which person to use or mix up all three.

Emoticons

Scholastic – Feelings Game

Match emoticons to the emotions.

Match the emoticons to the emotions in this cute, basic game for young kids. Someone needs to be able to read the emotions to them, however.

Teletherapy Cards

BOOM Teletherapy Cards- Social Skills for Emotions

resource links for social skills and emotions

Of course, I had to offer you a freebie of mine, too! It is great to have a quick and easy, no prep activity to review or end the session with.

You’ll need to set up a Boom account to play this, but it is free! Your students will love the facial expressions on the cute monster faces, and you can make it a therapy activity by discussing each page first:

  • How does it feel?
  • How did you figure that out?
  • Did you ever have a time that you felt this way? What happened?

Did you enjoy these resources for social skills with your younger students?  If you work with older students, don’t worry since I have some resources for you, too! Check out this post.

Enjoy!

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