Stand in My Shoes: Description from Amazon-When Emily asks her big sister what the word empathy means, Emily has no idea the answer will change how she looks at people. But does it really matter to others if Emily notices how they're feeling? Stand in My Shoes shows kids how easy it is to develop empathy toward others around them.
Those Shoes: All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy's grandma says they don't have room for "want", just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feel aren't much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has-warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend-are worth more than the things he wants. FREE Lesson to go along with Those Shoes HERE.
How Do I Stand in Your Shoes? Description from Amazon: Miranda Peabody had no patience for the other students in class and just didn't understand why they couldn't be as smart and talented as she was. Her teacher, Mrs. Klemp, suggested that she try to understand people by "standing in their shoes." After much searching, she learns the true meaning of "standing in someone else's shoes" and having empathy for others.
I also have this workbook and use it quit a bit:
Description from Amazon: Helping children develop greater empathy-related awareness skills can help prevent negative social behaviors such as bullying, meanness, and alienation. Empathy is a fundamental social emotion because it brings a sense of emotional connection to others. It is this awareness that is not only basic to all healthy relationships; it is the root of pro-social behavior, altruism, kindness and peace. Empathy has cognitive, effective and behavioral components that can be learned and improved upon by children. The lessons and activities in this book are designed to: teach students the value of empathy; assist students in recognizing their own and other's feelings; help students put themselves in "someone else's shoes", and instruct students how to exhibit understanding and acceptance. Each topic-related lesson includes five inviting worksheets that can be reproduced and used repeatedly with elementary school-aged students.
Counseling Connections that can be used to teach Empathy and Perspective Taking:
***most of these are FREE!
Slam Dunk Perspective Taking
In Your Shoes Social Skills Game
Social Skills Lesson: Birthday Party
Different Perspectives and Showing Empahty
Video: If your shoes could speak, what would they say about you?
Guide to Empathy and Bullying
How Do I Stand in Your Shoes?
Sesame Street Video: Empathy
Empathy in a Shoe Box
In Someone Elses Shoes...Empathy Activity
Walk a Mile in These Shoes Cooperation Game
Choose the Right Gift: A Freebie for Perspective Taking Skills
How to Stand in Your Shoes (Go Fish! Game and Worksheets)
A Day in Mom's Shoes (Mother's Day)