Are you looking for preschool activities on empathy that can show you how to promote empathy in the classroom? This bundle is all you need for teaching empathy with a PowerPoint presentation, discussion prompts, sorting activity, a board game, posters, recording sheets, and empathy task cards with character puppets.
**PLEASE NOTE: These 3 different resources are sold separately in the store: 1. Preschool Empathy Activities. 2. Empathy Sorting Activity. 3. Empathy Task Cards.
❤️ What’s included in this Activities on Empathy resource?
✯Part 1: Preschool Empathy Activities
1. Detailed Lesson Plan: To guide you through introducing empathy to your preschoolers. Links to great additional resources included.
2. PowerPoint Presentation: Showing Empathy – Things we can Say and Do. This presentation encourages the children to reflect on what empathy means, how we can show empathy by the things we say and the things we do. There are some scenarios included in the story that asks the question: IS THIS SHOWING EMPATHY?
3. Recording Sheets & Banner Display: I can Show Empathy By … for the children to draw and/write how they can each show empathy. Use the recording sheets as part of the display banner.
4. Show Empathy: The Board Game
This colorful board game gives the children an added opportunity to talk about Empathy and to share ideas in a fun way.
5. Posters: Use these posters to reinforce what empathy is. Display or use as a coloring-in worksheet to take home.
✯Part 2: Empathy Sorting Activity
This teaching empathy resource includes 32 scenarios to discuss and sort. The scenarios are specific for our young learners and involve situations they may encounter in preschool and kindergarten.
✯Does it NOT Show Empathy?
Included are possible discussion questions to extend the children’s thinking:
· What is this person feeling?
· Is what is being done show empathy?
· Is what is being said show empathy?
· How could we show more empathy in this situation?
You may wish to extend the discussion by adding the 3rd card.
Challenge the children by asking them, “How could we show more empathy in these situations?” What could we say or do to show more empathy?
Included are also 2 recording sheets for children to record their thoughts.
· Things I can do to show more empathy
· Things I can say to show more empathy
✯Part 3: Empathy Task Cards
These 44 task cards have been designed to get children identifying feelings of others and think about ways to respond with empathy.
There are 22 Task Cards for ‘At School’ & 22 Task Cards for ‘At Home’.
Each Scenario Task Card asks the question:
How does the person feel in this situation?
How can we respond with empathy?
How to Use these Empathy Scenario Task Cards?
✯OPTION 1: You may choose to use these cards as a catalyst for discussion on their own with a small group, an individual or during your morning group time.
✯OPTION 2: You may use the Feeling Character Cards as a way for children to respond to the scenario. You read the scenario and the child holds up the feeling character card they think applies.
Children who can read pick a card and fill in the recording sheet independently.
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