Online emotions games | Autism PDD


Here you can access a communication board with feelings vocabulary using Mayer-Johnson PCS symbols (both in Boardmaker and PDF format).  Just find "I Feel" in the Table of Contents. ml?refpage=/pictureset/SubCategory.aspx?id=9


Bowing down to you Norway:) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!......You have the BEST posts!  Thanks for the millionth time.Thanks a bunch, yet another very helpful link!!  Norway mom, I was wondering how you organize your links. You always post the most wonderful links for us. I wouldlike to bookmark them but my bookmark thing already has 50 or more links and I have to read through it everytime I want to find a certain website. Do you put them in serarate folders in your bookmarks area?

For those of you who have heard of comic book conversations, this free online activity is a very good tool for this purpose.  You can easily make a 2 to 4 panel comic strip that illustrates what went wrong in an incident and help your "mind-blind" child see what the other person was thinking.  Here's the link:

It's very easy to use.  Here are the basics.

1.  Click on a character, then click on the arrows to select the appropriate emotion.  Click on the image to select it, and it will appear in the comic strip panel.

2.  Click on a talking bubble, then click on the arrows to select the appropriate size and orientation.  Click on the bubble to select it, then click on "text here" to type in what the character says.

3.  Follow the same procedure to select a thought bubble and type in what the character is actually thinking, but not saying.

If you want to delete something you click on the delete button and then the object you want deleted.  Other buttons work in a similar way.  Just experiment and you'll figure it out.

P.S.  I've added a few other new resources to the list at the top of this topic.

I'm bumping this topic because of the new resources I added today from

For some reason, the edit button isn't coming up so I'll add my new finds here: - 4 games about anger.  Helps kids learn what anger looks like, what causes it, and how to calm down. - games as above, but about depression/sadness. - games as above, but about worry/anxiety - short anger movie.  Takes awhile to load.


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NYMommyof339801.2034490741i have trouble with those games .i still dont  understand those face experstion an telling if someone upset or not

OMG!  NorwayMom, this is a big fat cyber smooch upside the head!!!

I just tried out that Make Beliefs comic strip maker and it kicks butt and takes name, seriously.  I emailed it to Cole's special ed teacher and every single special need parent on our little parents' committee at school.

Its so excellent that you can choose the emotion/facial expression of each character.  Cole's teacher starts every day with their Emotions Board, where they tell how they feel and move that icon to their "IN" box on the wall.  When one of them gets frustrated, the teacher asks the child how he is feeling...and may ask the other kids how they think he's feeling.  Then he moves the frustrated icon to his IN box.  When he chills back out and feels happy awhile later, they comment on how happy he looks and he runs to move the HAPPY icon.

They practice making various emotion-faces every day too, but make it fun.  This has really helped Cole in looking at other people and reading their feelings.

That comic strip is just the perfect tie-in!  Thank you!

ETA - I actually wrote an email to the creator of and thanked him!  It doesn't seem like the site was intended to teach kids with autism about emotions and conversations, so I thought it might make the creator feel good about what he has done.  He wrote back immediately and was soooooo grateful to hear that our kids are using this!

Mr. Zimmerman asked that we spread the word to any families and techers we know about his free site so that other children with autism can learn from this.  He was THRILLED to learn he's helping kids with autism!

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Thanks Norwaymom!

There was a link i got from u ages ago with a blank face and you had to match the eyes and mouth to gether to make sad, happy, angry etc. I printed it out and laminated them and its great!

a very nice site though is this  i have added it to my collection of favourite sites..i hope you add it too in case of future reference for anybody who likes to use with his/her children. it has some parts about emotions and some picture recipes..very good in teaching autistic children to be independent..

thanks again norwaymom


Thanks for the tip, teacher.  I'd never seen that site before.  Their freebies are fairly limited at this point, but their what to do when you feel sad/angry/worried checklists were very good and I've added them to my social stories list.

Here is my collection of online games, activities, etc. to teach children about emotions.  Let me know if any links are broken, because the addresses tend to get corrupted over time. - a couple emotions games.  Click on "fun". - nice vs. mean behavior - Two emotions games.  Which train is surprised (etc)?  And a memory game where you try to remember the order of the trains, then click on the stall door that you think has the train with the right emotion. - Emotions game where on some screens you can roll your mouse over a face and see the same person change to a different expression. - This website has a simple "Feelings Game" with real faces, and a "Facial Expressions" activity where you can manipulate a cyber face.  Also has other simple learning games. - a fun emotions game with a puppet character from Tikkabilla (BBC): - Short and easy game with cartoon human faces: - Excellent online video with quiz, featuring Thomas-like vehicle characters with living human faces.  Under downloads you'll find a character emotions pack "for classroom use". epage - "Face Talk" - Learning what basic emotions look like on real and cartoon faces, and why people feel happy, sad, angry.  Also has a quiz. gs.html - an online "book" with pictures of real kids looking sad, happy, etc. and quotes about what makes them feel that way. elings/feelings.doc#angry - a drawing of "signs my body is having an angry feeling" and "happy feeling" (on the last several pages of this document). - these printables could be used as masks to show the various emotions. - multiple choice quiz for labelling a comic strip scenario with the appropriate emotion.  Intended for older kids. bb26da60d1195a4 - printables with neutral, happy, sad, angry, disgusted and fearful expressions in male and female versions.  Can be printed as domino cards. - 12 different expressions.  Can be printed out as cards or shown one at a time on screen. - 10 different expressions.  Can be printed out as cards or shown one at a time on screen. - male and female faces with various expressions.  Each has a cartoon bubble for writing your own text. - online demo of Simon Baron-Cohen's Mindreading software (an interactive guide to emotions).  The Flash demo covers the emotion "hysterical." - a powerpoint slide show that kids can page through using the space bar.  The emotion proud shows examples like getting dressed yourself!  But be patient, the program takes a long time to load, and it looks like nothing is happening. rces/Making_Faces/home.ikml - drop n drag cartoon face activity designed for teaching emotions in schools. - this is about another aspect of reading faces -- following gaze.  Click on "channel 9" for the game LukaHead, then click on "play game".  You can choose whether the child will be the follower (following Luka's gaze and clicking on the circle he's looking at) or whether the child will be the leader (clicking on the circle so Luka's head will look that way). - online emotions/social skills stories. - a game with puppet facial expressions, more games to come.

Printables: t.pdf - "How do you feel coloring and activity book." - 6 variations of a facial expression dice that you can print out and assemble.

Free software: - matching game. - manipulate facial expressions.  Includes a quiz. - facial expressions

Here are some other emotions-related websites that karjab30 posted awhile back. ml .html .html

Teaching activities: ions - ideas for teaching emotions, includes video demonstrations.

Anyone else have any other emotions games or activities to add?

NorwayMom40099.0199652778thank you for all the links!!!i have trouble with these games

Another one saying many, many thanks to the Great Norway Mom !

Here are some online stories, including one on feeling happy.  Many of the other stories are about social skills.


Model Me Kids has a new DVD called Faces and Emotions.  The two online samples show what excitement and love look like.

Thanks for sharing, NorwayMom!  Katelyn gets happy and sad thanks to ABA, and she always wants to make sad faces with tears and all, but then turn them happy, lol.  Would these videos be good for her at age 3? Boohbah -- Based on the two very-short film clips I've seen from Model Me Kids Faces, I'd say that that DVD is appropriate for three year olds.  The product description says age 2-7.


I don't think I have this posted this one before. ets/games/Emotions_Game.html

This product is for purchase, but you can see a video demo and download a demo.

It is also has research-based evidence that it works.

An emotions color wheel.  Click on the word to get a pop-up explanation and picture. 

For older teens and adults there is a game called Moods (

In this game, players roll a dice to choose a "mood" (Ex: indignant) and then choose a card with a saying on it (Ex: "There's gold in them there hills!").  The player has to say, "There's gold in them there hills!" indignantly.  Basically, it's hilarious and fun and a real challenge!

"Guess how I feel" is a regular game -- not an online game -- but it looks good.  Here's a review: -game-review-and-giveaway/



This research shows that poor ability to read emotions is linked to social anxiety. m

There's an assessment tool now, called DANVA.  I didn't have time to look into it deeply this morning, but it looks like it's free and online.  Links here: /assessment_with_danva.html


Video of various facial expressions:


Make your own happy, sad, silly, madand frustrated masks. From NoteAbilities.

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