This worksheet is to be used in conjunction with the book The Teddy Bear by David McPhail. The story is about a little boy who loses his teddy bear and it is found by a homeless man. The boy is distraught about losing it, and as luck would have it, finds it months later on a park bench, left there by the homeless man. The boy picks it up, and hears the man crying because he lost the bear, and the boy decides to return it to the homeless man because he understands how sad it can make someone to lose something so precious, as he lost the bear months earlier.
After reading the story, students answer the questions on the pages, and discussions can be had about what empathy means and how to demonstrate empathy. The questions can also be used as a guide for the younger grades.