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Health and Physical Education 3, 4, 5, 6

In this activity, students will learn what empathy is, how it effects actions and behaviours as well as how to express empathy. Additionally, students will learn the skills and feelings associated with empathy.


60 minutes


Students will learn the skills, feelings and behaviours associated with empathy.

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What you’ll need

Projector/Smart Board
Computer for media
Empathy Card Game and Die
Scissors and Glue for Empathy Die
Materials for creating a brainstorming wall (this could be done on a whiteboard or perhaps by using some post it notes, card, coloured pens etc.) 

Year level

Year 3, 4, 5, 6


Health and Physical Education

Cross Curriculum Priority

done Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

done Sustainability

done Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia

General capabilities

done Literacy

done Numeracy

done ICT Capability

done Critical and Creative Thinking

done Personal and Social Capability

done Ethical Understanding

done Intercultural Understanding


Describe how respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence relationships.


Practise skills to establish and manage relationships.


Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships.


About Empathy and Feelings

In this activity, students reflect on information portrayed in the video to define and demonstrate Empathy.

Empathy Card and Die Game

In this activity, students use scenarios from the Empathy Cards and Die to discuss strategies relating to Empathy.