These Nature Emotion Cards and matching resources will support your child’s ability to name emotions, feel them and develop their own ability to self-regulate (with support).
As parents and educators, many of us are consciously working on validating the emotions that our children feel. Demonstrating empathy, acknowledging feelings, and simply allowing children to hold space for their emotions will help with their emotional intelligence now and later in life.
It’s not always easy. Especially if you were raised in a home where negative emotions were never allowed to be expressed.
That’s where these Nature Emotion Cards can help.
Nature Emotion Cards and Posters
Children need to name the feelings that are happening inside their bodies. These nature emotion cards will name each feeling and develop a child’s emotional intelligence by sharing alternative words that feel similar.
You can also use the nature emotion cards as inspiration for children to make their own faces using natural materials and reinforce the link between facial features and emotions.
The cards come with an opportunity to practice naming and writing the words associated with the emotion.
Nature Self Regulations Cards
These Nature Self-regulation Cards will build your child’s understanding of their own emotions and give them strategies to support healthy regulation.
- Blue Zone: sad, bored, tired, sick
- Green Zone: calm, focused, happy
- Yellow Zone: confused, worried, frustrated
- Red Zone: angry, scared, hurting
These activities encourage children to go outside as this is the theme of the pack, and nature has proven to reduce stress, and anxiety, plus improve our overall mood.
More Nature Emotion Printables
Inside this pack, you also receive materials to enhance your child’s emotional learning and resources you can use when your child is struggling to emotionally regulate.
Nature mood tracker
Your child might enjoy checking in with their emotional well-being every day. Use this fun mood tracker and then reflect on the results when it’s complete.
Nature breathe and trace mats
Using your finger to trace around nature shapes is soothing and calming. Lay these three nature-themed Breathe and Trace Mats in your child’s playroom or calm corner to encourage your child to use them when they need a quiet moment to themself.
Nature colour/color in activity sheet
Color sheets have been proven to reduce stress and anxiety symptoms. Inside is a sweet nature-themed coloring page suitable for children to use.
I can calm down activity and poster
This poster gives children the ability to choose an activity that will help them calm down. Placing it up on your wall gives your child the ability to use it when they need help regulating their emotions.
Note, these activities encourage children to go outside as this is the theme of the pack, and nature has proven to reduce stress, and anxiety and help to improve our overall mood.
Simply download, print, and display your beautiful materials to start promoting emotional intelligence in your home or classroom.