Needs Expression Cards


Support children in communicating their needs and wishes. ✔️Promote speech and language development✔️Learn new words and vocabulary✔️Build confidence and understanding✔️Support communication techniques
A visual support tool for SEND, EAL (English as an additional language) and non-verbal children.

£3.75 – Add to Cart Includes 20% tax

A visual support tool for SEND, EAL (English as an additional language) and non-verbal children.

Support children in communicating their needs and wishes with these Needs Expression Cards.

Enable children to communicate effectively with the use of simple and clear, illustrated flashcards containing essential commands, routines, everyday objects and emotions.

Use Needs Expression Cards in your setting to:

✔️Promote speech and language development

✔️Learn new words and vocabulary

✔️Build confidence and understanding 

✔️Support communication techniques

Includes cards for ALL of the following: 

Essential Commands

Essential Commands

Food and Drink

Food Drink

Personal Care

Personal Care

Needs and Wishes

Needs and Wishes

Feelings and Emotions

Feelings Emotions



Activities and Belongings

Activities Belongings

Senses Cards


Optional Reverse Cards

🌟PLUS Blank Cards to create your own visual cues!

Reverse Cards

Please see the Further Details tab above for file format and supply information.

👀Use in combination with our Visual Timetable resource for even more visual cues!

Visual Timetable

Perfect for supporting communication, enabling choices and preparing for the daily schedule.

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£3.75 – Add to Cart Includes 20% tax

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All files for the Needs Expression Cards are supplied as PDF Files and are not editable.

Please note this resource requires to be printed and self assembled. For best results MindingKids recommends that you laminate cards for improved durability. Laminating materials are not included.

When printed on A4 sheets, activity cue cards measure 9cm x 9cm.


⭐Does your setting require a card not already included in the pack?…

We can assist with editing or creating bespoke cards to suit your setting.

Customisation of the Needs Expression Cards is FREE for all MindingKids MembersOR may be purchased as an additional service.