Thought Bubble Inferences Picture Cards

(1 customer review)


Practice making inferences, identifying emotions, and conversational skills!

Number of pages: 52


Social emotional learning activities for speech therapy! Work on making inferences, problem solving, identifying emotions, feelings, empathy, what you should think versus say, and conversational skills.

This activity can be open-ended or structured if used with the supports.

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.


  • 12 emotions cards to discuss typical body language and facial expressions associated with an emotion
  • 24 picture cards with thought bubbles
  • Pre-made examples for each thought bubble to use for matching
  • 1 page answer key for pre-made thought bubbles to pictures
  • 2 full-page thought bubbles to mount on popsicle sticks and use in role-play

NO PRINT version is included. You can use this resource on your device without printing or assembling! Open in an annotation app or Adobe Reader.


Cut out the 24 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 them on a popsicle stick. Practice the same concept – only on real people! The 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.



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“My students had so much fun creating their own thoughts/ideas to match the images. They loved the creativity and it’s a great way to help with inferencing as well.”

“Thank you for creating this resource. The kids loved it and had an enjoyable time using it. It was very time saving as well.Love how this resource was being organized. Great at-home practice.”


This is a digital product that will be available for download upon purchase. Due to the nature of this product, there are no returns.

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1 review for Thought Bubble Inferences Picture Cards

  1. Caitlin

    I looooooooove this material! It was great for my basic social skills groups and my students had a blast coming up with some silly thoughts for the pictures after our initial lesson..

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