Spark Emotions & Feelings Matching Cards

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$20.00


Description

Teach your child all about Emotions & Feelings! 

Spark Emotions & Feelings Matching Cards creates a social-emotional learning environment, identifies & expresses feelings, and encourages turn-taking skills. Supports language development through play, and increases vocabulary, memory, focus, imagination, and creative thinking. Advances fine motor skills, and improves hand-eye coordination. Ages 3 & up.

Great For:

  • Family Fun
  • Classroom
  • Speech Therapy
  • Center Play
  • Autism
  • ESL & ELL games

Act It:

On your turn, draw one card from the pile. Act out the emotion that is on the card. Use the facial expressions and body language depicted on the emotion card to have the other players guess the correct emotion. NOTE: Some emotions that are similar in characteristics can be acted out comparably. This improves skills including but not limited to:

  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Perspective-Taking
  • Inferencing Skills

Compare It:

Select 2 Spark Emotions & Feelings Cards. Describe the features and emotions of each character. Talk about the various body parts that depict the emotion of the character. Describe the details of the character's eyes, eyebrows, mouth position, hands, feet, and posture. Compare the body language of the characters on the cards and tell how they are the same, and then contrast and tell how they are different. This improves skills including but not limited to:

  • Comparing & Contrasting
  • Perspective-Taking
  • Analyzing Details
  • Perception Skills

Match It:

Shuffle cards and place face side down on a flat surface. Players take turns selecting and turning 2 cards over on each turn. If they are the same and "match," the player keeps the set of cards. If they do not match, the cards are turned over and the next player takes a turn. The player with the most card sets at the end of the game is the winner. This improves skills including but not limited to:

  • Working Memory Skills
  • Visual Discrimination
  • Improves Concentration
  • Turn-Taking & Social Skills

Ask It:

Spread the Spark Emotions & Feelings Cards face up on the table. One person selects a card by thinking about it, and the other players ask questions in an effort to guess "who" the selected emotional character is. Ask questions like "Is your character a girl or a boy?" or "Is your character experiencing a positive emotion?" The game continues until the correct card that was chosen is identified by opponents. This improves skills including but not limited to:

  • Process Of Elimination
  • Formulating Questions
  • Discrimination
  • Describing

    Link It:

    Select an emotions card. Describe the emotion. Make a connection to a time you or someone you know felt that way. Discuss the cause and effect of that specific situation. If relevant, identify the problem in the scenario. Solve the problem with 2-3 possible solutions for the problem. Or, present your child with a specific scenario and have them select the correct emotion that matches how the character felt in that story. This improves skills including but not limited to:

    • Comparing & Contrasting
    • Problem-Solving Skills
    • Conversational Skills
    • Social-Emotional Intelligence

    Use It:

    Use Spark Emotions & Feelings Matching Cards when teaching students about feelings and emotions. Teach the concept of answering "WHY" and "HOW" questions for feelings, an important skill for the foundations of language. These incredible illustrations are fresh, bright, and amazingly kid-friendly. This improves skills including but not limited to:

    • Increasing Vocabulary
    • Emotional Literacy
    • Describing
    • Asking & Answering WH Questions

    Remember It:

    Use Spark Emotions & Feelings Matching Cards to work on improving memory skills by taking a card, labeling it, and putting it face down on the table. Each player takes a turn to add a card face down to the row but first lists all the emotions on the cards that are already in line. Players take turns to list all the cards that were labeled and in line until one player misses a card and does not remember the correct card. TIP: Use a dry erase marker! This improves skills including but not limited to:

    • Concentration & Word Recall
    • Working Memory
    • Making Associations
    • Turn-Taking

    What's In The Box:

    Spark Emotion & Feelings Matching Cards includes 48 large premium (4.5 x 3.5) DURABLY thick cards with extra laminated protection for easy cleaning, featuring:

    • Sad
    • Excited
    • Disgusted
    • Nervous
    • Shocked
    • Confused
    • Happy
    • Bored
    • Embarrassed
    • Scared
    • Upset
    • Shy
    • Proud
    • Silly
    • Frustrated
    • Sick
    • Hopeful
    • Angry
    • Grateful
    • Tired
    • Lonely
    • Worried
    • Surprised
    • Calm

    Each box contains a clear instruction booklet with easy to learn ideas of games and uses for the feeling and emotion picture cards.

    Target Age Range: 3 & Up

    Adaptable for all ages! Spark Emotions & Feelings Matching Cards are a great memory game for BOYS and GIRLS ages 3 & up. Great for kids and family play. Easily adaptable to multiple levels by using fewer cards when playing. Builds confidence and boosts self-esteem by providing a sense of achievement. Introduces children to feelings and emotions around them and is excellent for interactive learning play. 

    What's Next?

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    Spark Animal Puzzle Sets focuses on developing memory, language skills, vocabulary, and associations. The puzzle allows for connecting the association between the animal and their living habitat. 

    Spark Community Helper Matching Cards focuses on an innovative way to build tactile, motor, thinking, and learning skills. Introduces community helpers and improves making associations, comparing and contrasting, describing, working memory, imagination, creative thinking, and basic vocabulary to answer "who" questions.

    Spark Cards - Set 1 focuses on Preparing For A Hurricane, Lemonade Sale, Going To The Vet, Playing Football, Going To The Library, Setting The Table, Planting Flowers, and Going To The Beach.

    Spark Cards - Set 2 focuses on Flying A Kite, Shopping Trip, Going Ice Skating, Painting A Room, Building An Igloo, Baking A Cake, Going To The Airport, and A Trip To The Pet Store.

    Spark Cards - Junior Edition focuses on Raking The Leaves, Ordering Ice Cream, Building A Doghouse, Cutting A Fruit Salad, Preparing A Fish Tank, Setting Up A Campfire, Nighttime Routine, and Making A Birthday Sign.

    "I’m a pediatric speech pathologist and I love this sequencing set! We use it to sequence events in a story (of course!) but also to expand sentences through detailed descriptions, produce grammatically and syntactically appropriate sentences from simple to complex, make inferences and develop problem-solving skills." – Jennifer S.

    "As a speech therapist of school age-children, these cards come in very handy for so many language goals. These cards can be used to help teach narratives, sequencing skills, drawing inferences, and building sentences. The cards are beautifully made and durable. Each story comes with a card with questions and problem-solving scenarios for the students to answer." – SLP

    "I bought these cards to use with my daughter (7) who is having expressive language difficulties. I needed something a bit more than regular sequencing cards to stimulate her. These cards are more like sequencing scenes and sequencing stories with loads of detail that really help my daughter with her expressive challenge. She is loving them! The card sets come with amazing question cards on each picture which really guide me to work on her language skills. We will save the problem-solving tasks (that the sets include) to practice when she targets that in therapy. Overall a really great product." – Nate

    "I am a speech-language pathologist in a middle school setting, and sometimes it can be difficult to find age-appropriate materials. I love these cards because each story is relevant and relatable, and the illustrations are age-appropriate. I used my Spark cards to target a variety of goals - grammar and syntax, inferencing, social skills, comprehension at all levels, narrative formulation, picture description, and sequencing. I have even used them for my articulation and fluency students - they were great for mixed groups. The cards were also a lifesaver when my schedule was chaotic because this no-prep material made lesson planning easy." – Monica

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    What's Included

    Spark Emotions & Feelings Matching Cards includes 48 cards featuring:

    • Sad
    • Excited
    • Disgusted
    • Nervous
    • Shocked
    • Confused
    • Happy
    • Bored
    • Embarrassed
    • Scared
    • Upset
    • Shy
    • Proud
    • Silly
    • Frustrated
    • Sick
    • Hopeful
    • Angry
    • Grateful
    • Tired
    • Lonely
    • Worried
    • Surprised
    • Calm

    These colorful and beautifully illustrated high-quality cards are child friendly and made of durably thick cards made to last. Large 4.5" x 3.5" cards for easy for children to work with. They are fully laminated for easy wipe down! The box contains a clear instruction card.

    Target Audience

    Ages 2 & up (preschool through middle school students).

    Author

    After earning her Masters degree as a Speech and Language Pathologist, Spark Innovations founder, Leah Schwed, MA, CCC-SLP, began working with school age children struggling with a variety of language deficits. Among her obligations was creating fun yet educational learning experiences. She noted one common issue again and again, the need for engaging and updated quality materials that encourage children to think and improve language one step at a time. After a decade of experience working with children, she set out to create products and materials that were updated, kid friendly, fun, and multi-functional when used in therapy.

    In 2017 Leah incorporated The Spark Innovations Inc., and the Award Winning Spark Cards were introduced in 2018. Spark Cards have been described as an amazing tool helping parents, therapists, and educators teach core language skills to children in a most fun and exciting way. It's mission is helping all children improve language development one step at a time.

    Customer Reviews

    "Kids absolutely loved it! Great game for the whole family! Highly recommended!!" - Reagan

    "I've been using it with my nephew who has autism for about a month and a half now and he loves it. Personally, I like the way it makes him brainstorm and come up with solutions and stories while still having fun." - Luis

    "Wonderful for use in therapy as the pictures are clear and can target many language skills such as narrative cohesion, which is why I chose it and answering various questions!." - Hayley

    "I am a speech-language pathologist and I use SPARK cards to target numerous goals. I use them for sequencing, storytelling, why questions, and grammar just on the language side. They’re also great for carryover activities for articulation goals as well." -Tina

    "I'm an SLP and these cards are amazing to work on WH questions, inferences, and building sentences. This is a great resource!" - Julia

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