Emotions Flashcards – Vol 1 and 2


  • 40 clear and captivating images

  • 10 types of feelings and emotions per set

  • An easy to use step-by-step activity guide

Why teach emotions?

Emotional development is a complex process that begins in infancy and continues into adulthood. It requires an understanding of the range of feelings and emotions, how and why they happen, recognising them within one’s self and others, and developing effective ways of managing them.

 Teaching Targets

Each volume contains 10 emotions with 4 cards per emotion.

Emotions Volume 1:

Emotions Volume 2:

 Teaching Support

Each set comes with a step by step activities guide, suitable for early through to more advanced learners. Includes:

  • touching
  • acting
  • matching
  • saying
  • plus more ideas for everyday life

Feelings and Emotions Buying Options

Purchase the Emotions flashcards separately, as a bundle or as part of a larger language pack.

We use these cards to teach kids with Autism how to tact and mand. We really like these because the pictures are modern, large and clear and they are accurate representations of the emotion. Another nice feature is that there are several examples of each emotion; this makes generalization a breeze to teach.


I use these for my virtual classroom and am very pleased. They are large enough for the kids to see and they get a kick out of the faces. Well priced. A great purchase.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding emotions helps us to regulate our own emotions (so we’re calmer), better navigate our relationships (so there’s greater harmony) and problem solve with ease. Helping students to identify and label emotions is an important first step in becoming emotionally aware.

Showing one emotion across four faces helps students generalise the expression of each feeling and emotion. For example, the wide eyes of a person who is surprised are irrespective of whether they are male or female, young or old. Likewise, the furrowed brow of a person who is frustrated is irrespective of the color of their hair or their ethnicity.

There are lots of activities you can do with emotions flashcards, for example:

Place up to 6 cards on a table, with each one showing a different feeling or emotion (eg happy, sad, surprised and frustrated). Give the student another 4 cards showing the same emotions as the ones on the table. Be sure these are in random order. Ask the student to place each card with the corresponding one on the table (so happy goes on happy, sad goes on sad and so forth).

Show the student the cards one by one in random order and ask them to name how the person is feeling. For students who are able to successfully complete this task move on to asking them to provide examples of situations where a person might experience these feelings and emotions, such as “Why do you think the lady might be feeling frustrated?”

Yes, this set includes images of people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. It also has a mix of males and females of varying ages from toddlers through to older adults. Emphasis has been placed on showcasing diversity.