Expressing feelings is an important life skill we all need to learn and is at the heart of emotional wellbeing. However, sometimes we can’t find the right words to describe feelings.
Stones …have feelings too! is a 52 card resource and 43 page information booklet that helps people discuss feelings in a fun and engaging way.
Each card features a delightful stone character displaying a different expression. On the back of the card are three possible words to describe the stone’s feeling, allowing participants to interpret the emotion.
The playful illustrations of rocks include happy, sad, silly, shy, joyful and more, making this set accessible for all, and particularly accessible for young children.
Counsellors, teachers, therapists, social workers and anyone who works with young people and children will benefit from this resource.
Stones …have feelings too! is a fantastic inclusion to the toolkit of anyone wishing to support emotional vocabulary, resilience and identification.
- Parents and carers
- Health services
- Family and Community services
- Social work
- Youth services
- Justice settings
“We used the Stones cards to good effect in a domestic violence group for children 7–11 years of age. Each child was asked to choose a card that represented their feelings about the group closing, and then to describe their feelings. The cards suited the various personalities in the group, and the children freely expressed what they saw in the cards and were not distracted by the words on the back.” Anne McCrea and Lyn Browne, Social WorkersIdeas Bank