Perspective taking can be a topic that many students, especially those with social emotional needs, have difficulty understanding. It is an important skill for all children to develop so they can learn how to empathize with others, even if people's are different from their own.
This activity is an interactive way for students to hear about other people's perspectives, describe how people would be feeling in different situations, and express why people would feel a certain way.
For this activity, the teacher will place different pictures of shoes around the classroom. Students will work in groups (or independently) to read and analyze scenarios that correspond to the pairs of shoes. The students will then connect the emotions they discuss to the Zones of Regulation. To conclude the activity, the teacher will have the students complete a reflection worksheet based on the activity.
Within this resource you will find...
- Eight scenarios with corresponding shoe pictures
- Emotions for each scenario (that connect to the Zones)
- Directions to clarify the materials and steps needed to execute the activity
- A follow-up worksheet
I used this activity when instructing students with varying social emotional and behavioral needs. It was extremely effective and proved to increase students perceptive taking skills!