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These empathy worksheets and activities will enhance your character education toolbox to improve social skills, nurture relationships, and reduce bullying.

The lessons help students notice emotional cues by listening, observing behavior, and paying attention to body language. As they practice standing in someone else's shoes to better understand how they are feeling, they learn how best to respond in different situations.

There are a variety of activities, worksheets, posters, and coloring pages that can be used as stand-alone lessons or in conjunction with other resources. Some are used for individual learning while others can be used with small groups or as whole class activities. Students are also given opportunities to interact in role plays to reflect on their own emotions, practice skills, and share their thoughts and responses.

Empathy lessons can also be helpful for students with autism or other special needs to improve friendships and add to their growing set of positive character traits.

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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
  • 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)
  • Posters - for your empathy bulletin board (visual aids)
  • Coloring Pages - a great mindfulness activity with positive messages (motor skills)

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This resource complements our whole school, evidence-based SEL curriculum promoting kindness and mindfulness. Please check it out on our website.


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