Grades K-2
Grades 3-5

Empathy Book Club: Kindness & Compassion

Read and discuss books about practicing kindness and compassion for others.

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Activity Objectives
  • Students will read books about practicing kindness and compassion for others (especially in a way they will appreciate)
  • Then, students will share their insights and personal experiences during a follow-up discussion

This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

The Empathy Book Club focuses on books which enhance students' empathy skills, such as kindness, compassion, perspective taking, and relating to others' emotions. This set of books focuses on kindness and compassion, and offers options for different grade levels. Use the following questions to guide students through a discussion around the recommended titles. You can do this either with your own class or with your Empatico partner class (e.g. during a live virtual exchange or using a tool like Flipgrid, Wakelet, or Padlet).

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