Defining Empathy
Feelings
How would you feel if...
Reading others' feelings
Supportive comments
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What is the definition of empathy?

The ability to read and understand others' feelings and thoughts, and letting the person know you understand in a positive way.

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Name an event that could cause you to feel upset.

losing a pet, getting a bad grade, losing a race, forgetting your lunch, fighting with a friend, etc.

100

Someone made fun of your clothes?

embarrassed, upset, sad, ashamed, mad, angry.

100

How would the following person feel? A boy on your baseball team dropped a fly ball and the other team won the game.

embarrassed, sad, mad, angry, disappointed

100

What could you say to show empathy? Your friend received a cool video game for his/her birthday.

That's so cool! You're lucky. That's great! Congratulations! I'm so glad you got the game you were wanting. That's awesome!

200

Name an event that could make you feel excited.

Winning a prize, earning mustang bucks, going on a cool vacation, having fun plans with friends, etc.

200

Your dog ran away from home and you couldn't find her.

sad, upset, frustrated, angry.

200

How would the following person feel? A boy is constantly getting made fun of.

mbarrassed, sad, angry, mad, furious.

200

What could you say to show empathy? Your classmate forgot his/her homework at home and is very upset because the teacher said they will be calling home.

I'm sorry that you forgot your work. I'd be upset to get a phone call home too. I understand how you feel because you never forget your work. I know how hard you're trying to do well.

300

Name an event that could cause you to feel scared.

scary movies, the dark, being lost, seeing a snake, etc.

300

you won 2nd place in the spelling bee.

jealous, mad, frustrated.

300

What could you say to show empathy? Your sister has a huge mess in her room that her friends left.

This stinks. I'll help you clean this up. I know how a messy room bothers you. Can I help you? I'd be upset too if my friends made a mess in my room and didn't clean it up.

400

Name an event that could cause you to feel jealous.

Someone else being the line leader, getting 2nd place, losing a game, a sibling gets more attention, etc.

400

How would the following person feel? A girl in your class was chosen to sing a solo in the school musical and she forgot all of the words when she got on stage.

embarrassed, shocked, nervous, shy, sad, upset, disappointed

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What could you say to show empathy? Your brother keeps getting farther and farther in his new video game.

Wow! You're really good at this. You rock! I'm so proud of you! You're the best!

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Name an event that could cause you to feel embarrassed.

falling down, spilling your lunch on the floor, being made fun of, missing a catch, etc.

500

How would the following person feel? A boy in your class has a hard time understanding assignments and keeps getting bad grades because of it

Jealous, embarrassed, upset, angry, frustrated, ashamed, sad.

500

What could you say to show empathy? Your friend was nervous to read in front of the whole class and started stuttering. Everyone started to laugh.

Stop laughing! We'd all be nervous too. Take a deep breath! I know you can do it! I'd have a hard time reading in front of all these people too. I know it's hard to get in front of a big group.

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