Thought Bubble Inferences Picture Cards
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Practice making inferences, identifying emotions, and conversational skills! This is a perfect activity for kids whose joint attention or reading comprehension skills could negatively affect making correct inferences.This activity is solely pictures, allowing correct assessment of inferencing skills.
- 24 picture cards with thought bubbles above each head (color and black & white)
- Pre-made examples for each thought bubble to use for matching
- 2 full-page thought bubbles to mount on popsicle sticks and use in role-play
Cut out the cards and pre-made thought bubbles. Laminate if desired for durability.
Present the picture card and ask:
- What are they thinking?
- What are they feeling?
Follow up questions:
- What might they say?
- What could you ask them?
To play with increased support, present a picture card and a field of pre-made thought bubbles and have the student match the correct thought to the correct person.
Print the big thought bubbles on card stock then mount on a popsicle stick. Practice the same concept – only on real people! Clinician or student holds up the thought bubble to their head and the other player identifies the emotion or thoughts as a result of facial expressions or actions.
Given an activity containing a picture of something happening, STUDENT will use his/her inferencing skills to determine what has, what will, or is happening, with 80% accuracy, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR.
Given pictures of people doing a variety of activities, STUDENT will identify the emotion being portrayed and describe how the people are feeling, with 80% accuracy, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR.
This item is recommended for the following grade levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade