This is such a great resource to use with the book “Stand in my Shoes” By Bob Sornson.
As a school, we take turns reading this book with our class and then have each student make a shoe that they decorate, cut and put in the hallway. At the end of the week, there are shoes lined on the walls in the hallway, and students TRULY are treating each other with empathy.
You can either have students decorate the outside of the shoe of their choice (there are 3 options) with images that describe them, or just as plain shoes. This works best with Kindergarten, and some First Graders. You can also have students glue on and attach the back of the shoe with the writing prompt “Empathy means..” For this there are shoes that have primary lines, or just regular response lines!
I hope this helps you teach your class about empathy, and its importance! I did this during January to help start the year off on a good foot.