Inside Out has been a favorite movie for a few years now, ever since it was released. Many of the viewers tend to relate to the characters that are in the movie and see themselves in them in a variety of ways. They look at things such as core memories, joyful memories, and working through a range of emotions.
Learning about emotions is very important for young viewers to learn about. Check out these activities to help with this.
1. Connect the Numbers Pages
Many students who are in preschool are still learning about numbers, how to count and how to sequence numbers correctly. They will be excited to connect the numbers on this page to create their favorite characters. The learning will be limitless.
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2. Mini Books
Emotion cards like these makeup mini books. The applications and uses for books like these are unlimited. You add some of them to your calm corner or keep some right in the students' desk, or teacher's desk, for them to use and pull out when they need support.
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3. Paper Plate Masks
These masks are inexpensive to make and are adorable because they have a popsicle stick on the bottom so your little one can hold the mask up to their face. This craft will spark conversations about emotions and will add to any special movie theme days.
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4. Emotion Sorting
Being able to recognize and display emotions properly is a vital social skill. Being able to identify what another person is going through in order to decide how to help them and be empathetic are skills your children or students must learn. This game will help!
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5. Feelings Journal Page
This journal page is an invaluable resource. You might need to scribe for your young learners. They will be able to look back over time and read about sad memory or read about happy memories too. An activity for students like this is great!
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6. Printable Board Game
Bring the movie characters to life with this board game. Why not teach the students and have fun doing it? You can tie in and make connections to real life as well as work through playing this game with them. It is an excellent interactive resource.
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7. Getting to Know My Emotions
This chart documents a range of feelings as students can write down examples of each one. Having them repeat this activity over time will bring out some patterns that you can identify. The feelings are based on these fictional characters.
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8. Character Hand Print
Your children will definitely be feeling excited to work on this activity. Each one of the fingers on this hand includes a central character. Anytime they are feeling overwhelmed, they can look back at this craft and feel more regulated. They will have a blast designing it!
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9. Identifying Your Emotions
Passing around these characters to each child at circle time and asking them to pick one and talk about it can be an excellent way for you to learn more about them at the beginning or end of the school day. You will gain some insight into their lives.
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10. Social Skills Cards
Matching these cards to the appropriate emotional face will help your students strengthen their social skills. These cards are simple tools that you can create for next to no cost. Creating the faces can be a cute craft that you can involve them in too!
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Many students love to play bingo! This Inside Out bingo activity will help all students be able to participate because it does not involve reading words or identifying letters. Having the pictures on the cards will allow everyone to feel included.
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12. Sensory Play
Interacting with slime is a sensory experience for kids on its own. Incorporating five different colors of slime into one activity will be extra exciting for your students. You can discuss what each color means and which emotion it is associated with first.
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13. Character Charades
This game is fantastic for teaching kids to recognize emotions in other people and help them to build empathy. Learning to recognize what emotions look like will allow them to help their friends and engage with others while being understanding.
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14. Emotion Bracelets
For extended practice, have your students make these emotion bracelets with specific color beads. This activity benefits and strengthens their fine motor skills as well. You will need some string or pipe cleaners as well as these color beads to make these.
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15. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
Are you having a classroom movie party sometime soon? Or is your child having an Inside Out birthday party coming up? Check out these themed parfaits! You can involve your children in making these or you can prepare them ahead of time.
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16. Emotions Party
If your children or students are big fans of this movie, consider having an Emotions party. You will have a blast finding different foods and drinks that are associated with each emotion's color. Disgust pizza, grape soda, and blueberries are just some ideas.
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17. Make Memory Orbs
This activity will serve as a special keepsake that your students or children will always remember. You will need to purchase some clear ornaments or similar item that opens up to act as the orb. Then, you will need to print some mini photos prior to doing this activity.
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18. Disgust Pizza
Who will take the plunge and try the Disgust pizza? Your guests might give it a try because Disgust might be their favorite character! This is just one of the ideas you can include on your food table if you are having an Inside Out party sometime soon.
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19. Zones of Regulation
This popular children's movie can be connected to the Zones of Regulation idea that is becoming more common in schools. The students will be able to identify and resonate with each zone on a deeper level because they might have a personal connection to the movie.
20. Character Ornaments
Decorate your Christmas tree in a unique way this year by crafting some Inside Out character ornaments. Your students will have an activity to do that will keep them entertained and engaged while they are off of school for the holiday break.
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21. Photo Booth
These photo booth props will make for some interesting and hilarious photos. The memories that will be made will be priceless. You can even bring in stuffed animals as props for the photo booth as well as the stick speech bubbles.
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22. Cupcake Color Sort
Which color frosting is your favorite? You will learn a lot about your child or student depending on which cupcake icing color they choose that day. Having fun colored frosting makes the party that much more exciting! They will love getting to choose.
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23. Emotions Discovery Bottles
There are many different ways to create these sensory emotions discovery bottles and a variety of materials you can use. These bottles create a sensory experience for the kids and can even be utilized as a calm down if needed.
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24. Spot the Difference
A lot of students enjoy visual activities because many of them are visual learners. Spot the difference activities like this one are especially exciting because the pictures involve characters they know and love.
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25. Draw a Memory Worksheet
This worksheet has the students draw a memory from their lives that matches each emotion. You may have to read the words out loud for the students but they will love telling you about each story in their lives that led to a memory.
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26. Dice Game
Children love playing games in class. When the games involve their favorite movies, they love it even more. Check out this dice game and maybe you can add it to your classroom soon.
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