Saturday, April 25, 2015

Updated Feelings Book---Free

PDF (Smarty Symbols)
 Hi friends,  I have updated this book somewhat.  The Boardmaker version is left 'as is', but you need Boardmaker to use it.  The pdf version is now in Smarty Symbols, and free to download for your own use. (I pay for a commercial license, so you can not use the symbols for your own products.)  This Smarty Symbol version also doesn't have any valentine images, so it's good to use all year long! 

Boardmaker version (you need the disk)
There is so much stuff out there for Valentine's Day, it's hard to narrow down possible activities to the few you can actually do with the kids.  I try to narrow things down, so that the focus of the activity is centered around IEP goals, and not on a super cute product.

One goal which is ongoing is for the children to identify and talk about feelings.  The goal should go beyond merely identifying facial expressions, but for the child to tell others what makes him feel certain ways.  The reasons are different for every child.  I found a nice little activity on Boardmaker Share that I was able to convert to a simple book.  Although there are only three feelings identified in this book, if you have Boardmaker, this is easily expandable to include other feelings.  The icons for examples of why they feel certain ways can also be changed to fit the specific environment of the children you work with.

Click here to Download the Feelings Book for Valentine's Day in Boardmaker
       If you have Boardmaker, it's your lucky day because you can expand on this with extra feelings, and change out some of the icons.

Click here to Download the Feelings Book in pdf

Have fun with this!


  1. this is great! I'm printing right now, and can't wait to use it. :)

  2. LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing your stuff with us all. I have boardmaker on my OTHER computer, so I will download it when I'm on it. Woo hoo! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring ideas at Thrifty Thursday! Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. Would love to have you link-up every Monday with Printable Power! :)

  4. Congrats, this post was featured at Playing With Words 365's Thrifty Thursday!

  5. Thanks, this is great! I love finding boardmaker freebies!

  6. LOVE it! Pinning AND posting!


  7. This is great. Thank you for sharing! SLP MO

  8. I love this! I will definitely use it. And you're right - a common mistake is to work on goals based around activities when it should be the other way around. Also I nominated you for two blogging awards: it's basically a fun way of connecting with other bloggers. Here's the link if you're interested.

  9. Hi. I would really like to use this but for some reason when I click on the link I only get a google drive website. Can you help?
    Thanks so much!
    Karen Colon

    1. It's all still up there (I didn't change anything!). It does work better if you have a gmail account and you are signed in. Otherwise, I think you just download without viewing the pdf version in Google docs. The Boardmaker version can't be previewed anyway--just downloaded straight from the site. Hope this helps!

  10. Thank you so much for the freebie! I definitely have some students that will benefit from using this!

  11. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that you make these materials available to us.

  12. Thank you SOOOO Much! I will be linking back to you for sure in my blog post about this item this week:

  13. Thank you so much. I am a mental health therapist working with a nonverbal 4 yr. old. This is great!