Ways to Show Empathy Worksheet

Character Ed / SEL worksheet for grades K-4

Empathy Worksheet - Walk in someone else's shoes-  Character Ed / SEL for kids

Activity to Understand Empathy

Objective

Empathy is the ability to understand how someone else is feeling. This worksheet can help children understand what "shared emotion" is, or it can help them see someone else's perspective.

Grade Level

K - 4

Character / SEL Topics

  • Social awareness / social skills
  • Positive relationships
  • Traits: Empathy, Respect, Kindness / Caring

Resources

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"Walk in someone's shoes" Empathy Worksheet

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Procedures

Empathy- The ability to understand how someone else is feeling. Empathy has two parts:
1. Shared emotion – when you feel an emotion with someone else, even though you aren’t in the same situation
2. Understanding other perspectives- understanding how someone else might see a situation (their perspective) even if you think differently about it. We call this being able to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes.”

Using the "Ways to show empathy" worksheet students draw a picture of a time they shared an emotion with someone, or a time they saw something from someone else's perspective.

See a full lesson plan with this worksheet.