Try our empathy worksheets and other teaching resources to help children build empathy, a critical social emotional skill.
Understanding how other people are feeling is the first step in having positive relationships, communicating effectively, and adjusting one's own behavior. Every character education and social emotional lesson includes a component of empathy. These empathy worksheets, lessons plans, quotes and more teaching resources are a great way to add an empathy lesson to your teaching plan.
Our PDF worksheets are free to print or share for non-commercial use. Talking with Trees empathy worksheets are available as downloadable PDFs that can be printed, or post them to your Google classroom or other Learning Management System. Built-in fillable fields enable children to type in their answers online.
Read faces / body language to predict how others feel with characters from Be Proud.
Read faces / body language to predict how others feel with characters from Be Bigger.
Read faces / body language to predict how others feel with characters from What if.
Teach kids to see the same situation from different perspectives.
Draw a picture of a time you felt emotions with someone or showed empathy.
Learn what empathy is and how to read faces / body language with the characters from Be Proud.
Step by step lesson plan to teach children what empathy is, with links to supporting empathy worksheets.
Teach children to think of how their actions may impact others by planting a what if seed.
Remind children to think about how the things they say and do could cause harm to others.
Shareable quote image helps kids remember what empathy means in their everyday lives.
Download and print this empathy poster to help children remember to understand how others feel.
Download and print this empathy poster that reminds children to think about how their actions impact others' feelings.
When a boy sneaks off to break mom's rules, a wise old tree helps him see that he doesn't feel very good about his choice. The story weaves in lessons on understanding your own emotions, recognizing others' feelings, and being aware of the impact your choices have on others.
When a girl's feelings are hurt, she decides to be mean to her friend- that is, until a wise old tree helps her to recognize her own emotions, to see how her friend is feeling, and to choose a path that helps restore the friendship. Great for lessons on self awareness, empathy, caring.
Two siblings keep saying and doing things that may be hurtful to others until a kind tree helps them learn to ask, "What if I do this, what could happen?". The story includes lessons in self awareness, understanding how your actions and words impact others, and seeing things from multiple perspectives.
Explore our curated collection of some of the best songs about empathy and caring from YouTube content creators.
Find videos about what empathy is, what it means to show empathy and more about caring. Videos by various YouTube content creators.