Activities for Developing EMPATHY

40 Activities that Teach the Meaning and Importance of Empathetic Behaviors

Includes Digital Resources!


SKU: B435-Net

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It is an essential life-skill, and a topic that enriches any counselor’s program.

Activities for Developing Empathy provides the upper elementary and middle school counselor with 40 innovative activities that teach both the meaning and importance of empathetic behaviors. With complete directions and reproducible activity sheets, these easy-to-present activities will encourage student participation and excitement about this extremely important topic. Students will have the opportunity to better understand feelings, learn the importance of listening, and participate in dozens of activities such as:

  • Five Keys for Empathetic Listening
  • Empathy Tanka Poetry
  • Empathy Website and App
  • Empathy Calendar
  • Empathetic Supportive Statements Circle
  • Empathy Tree
  • Gratitude Board
  • Empathy Bingo
  • Empathy Rap
  • Empathy Cube
  • A Story Energizer – Looking for Kindness and more!

This all inclusive book will give educators a variety of opportunities to reach all of their students with educational and meaningful activities that will teach the importance and understanding of this very vital subject.

Includes ASCA Standards and a CD which allows the user to quickly reproduce the worksheets in black and white or in color. PDFs on CD are level 1 Whiteboard Compatible.

Written by Becky Kirby
Paperback ISBN 9781575432892
Grades 5-9
144 pages
Release Date January 1, 2014

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