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Excellerations® Changing Emotions Block Puzzle


Product Overview

Flip these chunky, wooden block puzzle pieces to reveal colorful illustrations of 4 different emotional expressions.
  • Pictures depict happy, sad, angry and surprised
  • Use to discuss emotions and feelings, develop language skills or mix and match for fun
  • Includes 12 blocks, storage bag and activity guide
  • Completed puzzle measures 7"W x 8-3/4"H x 1-3/4"D
Young children may have a difficult time defining their emotional feelings and how their behavior is dictated by their mood. When we talk about social and emotional strategies or skills with young children, we are talking about feelings and behaviors. Teaching children to have correct behavior in different circumstances is more complex than teaching the letters of the alphabet.

One of the first steps to help children manage their behavior is to help them recognize their feelings. The children may not have the words to respond when we ask, "How are you feeling?" Helping them recognize different feelings will help them understand those feelings and how to regulate their behavior. The Emotion Puzzle Block Set is helpful for young children to identify certain feelings and how those feelings are often expressed.

PreK-K Core Standards
  • SOC (P) Recognize and label emotions and be aware of how actions affect self and others.
  • SOC (P) Recognize others' emotions and begin to show empathy and sympathy.
  • SOC (P) Begin to understand personal development and the characteristics we share with others

K-3 Core Standards
  • SOC (K) Understands that people belong to groups and institutions that influence them.
  • SOC (2) Understands that individuals, groups, and institutions share common elements and also have unique characteristics.
  • SOC (3) Understands individual choices are influenced by personal and social factors.
  • SOC (1) Understands concepts such as: community, culture, role, competition, cooperation, rules, and norms.
  • SOC (2) Understands physical, intellectual, and emotional growth affect individual identity, growth, and interactions with others.
  • SOC (3) Understands the impact of families, schools, religious institutions, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic groups on their lives.


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Age / Grade
Ages 3+ / Grades PreK-K
Assembly Required