L.O. Can I recognise empathy and compassion?
Activity 1: Look at the 'How Would You Feel If...' activity. What emotions might people in these scenarios be feeling?
Identifying and considering how others are feeling is called having empathy. Therefore, if we were to act with empathy this would mean we would we would try to consider and understand how others may be feeling and why they may feel or behave in a certain way. In response to this, we would offer them support or help or respond in a kind and caring way. This is called showing compassion.
Activity 2: Thinking about how we might be empathetic and show compassion, can you recognise the compassionate behaviours in the 'How to Act' activity. If you can, colour the compassionate behaviours red.
Activity 3: Thinking about these compassionate and empathetic behaviours, how might you act in each of the scenarios in 'In Their Shoes'?
Reflection - It is always important to be respectful and mindful of how others may be feeling. It is just as important that we think about how what we say and do may impact others.