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Social emotional learning activities autism – ABC of Emotions – Emotional Regulation


Support daily emotional check-ins and add to your emotional regulation social stories with these Emotions ABC poems! Designed for students with autism and well-suited for all learners, this valuable tool for identifying feelings develops emotional vocabulary and practices self-management skills. Teach emotions & letters with fun alphabet characters and build your calm down corner printables toolbox! Digital and print story, check-ins, flashcards, posters & more for preschool & special education.

Why this?
✔️ Adorable Emotion Characters: Each letter of the alphabet transformed into a character representing a feeling (A is for Anxious, B is for Brave, etc.)
✔️ Combine letters and emotions to reinforce literacy skills while nurturing emotional vocabulary
✔️ Simple poems help students identify and name their feelings
✔️ Embed SEL seamlessly into daily routines like story time, circle time, and even as calming corner visuals
✔️ A multi-format approach (digital, printables, flashcards, visuals) caters to diverse learning styles and abilities


  • Digital links to Boom™ Cards, Google™ Slides, and YouTube™, plus Easel™ activities. 30 slides with each letter an emotion word and a poem. Final slide encourages students to identify how THEY are feeling.
    Boom playable preview CLICK HERE
  • Printable story: Same 30 page story of ABC emotions in color and also black-and-white. Also comes in mini form (1/4 page size) so students can color and take home to extend learning. (72 pages)
  • Daily emotional check-in: Several options using the same emotion letters and instructions on how to use them to do daily emotional check-ins for social emotional learning with “How do you feel?” prompts. Includes 3 full page sizes plus a link to the same versions in poster size (18″x24″) that can be taken to an office supply store to be printed. Also a small size that can be taped to a desk. Students can choose a flashcard letter each day to place on their desk to identify how they're feeling. All of these visuals use the same letters that are in the digital and print books. (11 pages)
  • Flashcards: The same letter characters. Versions with just the uppercase letters in color and black-and-white and versions with the uppercase and lowercase together in color and black-and-white. (28 pages)
  • Small posters: Full page size of each letter pair. Great for word or letter walls or visuals for your room. (28 pages)
  • Coloring pages: Same full page size letter pairs but in black-and-white to be used for coloring pages! (28 pages)

Don’t miss these resources!
✔️ Preschool IEP Goal Bank (bestselling item!)
✔️ Self-Regulation Visuals
✔️ I Have Big Feelings
✔️ Functions of Behavior BUNDLE

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