An interactive, fun game to develop emotion word vocabulary and understanding of the orange cog concept.
Prior to the game starting, staff and pupils created a word bank of known emotion words. These words were used to create and play the game. Staff referred to the Emotion Words Orange Word Bank, when planning the activity and to prompt additional word choices for the class word bank. Orange cog cards (downloaded from the website) were used to record vocabulary, with additional emotion words written on blank “squares”.
Learners worked in pairs to design an Emotion Word bingo game board, drawing faces and/or writing different emotion words in each box.
Each pair swapped with another pair to play the game.
The teacher called out Emotion Words which pupils crossed off as they played. The winners were the first to cross off all emotion pictures and words from their boards! BINGO!
To make the game shorter or to adapt it for younger learners, use fewer boxes on the game board template and/or limit the emotion words used.
To extend the activity for older or more able learners, offer pupils the Emotion Words word bank from the training booklet, or confine the words to one emotion, playing using only synonyms of that word (e.g. happy: ecstatic, delighted, joyful, pleased, glad).