EMPATHY LESSONS Worksheets Posters & Coloring Pages to Build Character Traits

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Do you need classroom management strategies to reduce bullying? Teaching empathy and using friendship lessons improves emotional wellbeing to change the culture in your classroom.

This unit teaches students that good friends show empathy and compassion, and support others by learning to stand in their shoes to understand what they are going through.

By reading "You, Me and Empathy" by Jayneen Sanders, they learn to notice emotional cues by listening, observing behavior, and paying attention to body language.

Students have opportunities to interact in role plays to reflect on their own emotions, practice skills, and share their thoughts and responses.

Enhance your character education toolbox with worksheets, posters, and coloring pages that can be used for individual learning, with small groups, or as whole class activities.

Ideal for students with autism or other special needs to improve friendships and add to their growing set of positive character traits.

Combine empathy activities with our kindness lessons to activate feel-good emotions and a positive classroom community.

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This Resource Includes:

  • Classroom Circles - different types & how to use (listening & sharing)
  • You, Me and Empathy - picture book activity & worksheet (discussion & writing)
  • What’s That Feeling? - working in small groups with roleplay (participation)
  • Feelings Worksheet - a quick no-prep activity that could be used by substitute teachers
  • How are They Feeling? - observing body language & expressions (discussion & action)
  • Empathy Collage - find pictures of people showing empathy (research, cutting & pasting)
  • Do to Others - recognizing emotions in others & responding (discussion & writing)
  • Stand in My Shoes - stepping outside of themselves (discussion & writing)
  • Helping People Feel Better - learning to respond appropriately (discussion)
  • How I Show Empathy Worksheet - demonstrate how to show empathy
  • & acknowledge receiving it (writing)
  • Empathy Posters - for your empathy bulletin board (visual aids)
  • Empathy Coloring Pages - a great mindfulness activity with positive messages (motor skills)

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