[vc_row row_type=”2″ blox_image=”13917″ align_center=”aligncenter” page_title=”page-title-x” blox_padding_top=”140″ blox_padding_bottom=”50″][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”6/12″][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Subscription Box” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Empathy” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”4/12″][vc_single_image image=”13100″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_separator color=”white”][vc_custom_heading text=”introduction” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Welcome to your Lifehacksforkids Wonder Crate Activity… we are very happy indeed to have you here and today we are going to learn all about EMPATHY!

Empathy might only have 7 letters but, it’s importance is huuuuuuuge.

And like all of the skills in the Wonder Crate Subscription BOX, it is something that you can learn, practice and of course, get better at.

Today we have a cool quiz for you to complete, a very interesting activity, and a challenge, so…

… when you are ready, please begin![/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”first of all, what is empathy?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The dictionary defines empathy as:[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”the act of understanding, being aware of, or sensitive to another persons feelings, thoughts and experiences” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23be1c2b” google_fonts=”font_family:Ubuntu%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:500%20bold%20italic%3A500%3Aitalic”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]So, empathy is when you try and experience life as if you were another person, as the book in this subscription box says, you STAND IN SOMEBODY ELSE’S SHOES.

You don’t have to actually stand in someone else’s shoes, that might be tricky- especially if they are still wearing them.

Instead, this is something that you do inside your head, you use your IMAGINATION.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZnaXBoeS5jb20lMkZlbWJlZCUyRnhUOUlnZ2ZIeWtuYW0zNzRJZyUyMiUyMHdpZHRoJTNEJTIyMjAwJTIyJTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTIyMjAwJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVCb3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJnaXBoeS1lbWJlZCUyMiUyMGFsbG93RnVsbFNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRSUzQ3AlM0UlM0NhJTIwaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGZ2lwaHkuY29tJTJGc3RpY2tlcnMlMkZ4VDlJZ2dmSHlrbmFtMzc0SWclMjIlM0V2aWElMjBHSVBIWSUzQyUyRmElM0UlM0MlMkZwJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”ok, but why is empathy important?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]There are lots and lots of reasons why empathy is important, here are 3 that we really like:

Empathy helps you to be a better YOU.

Imagine if you had a friend who always knew exactly what you were thinking, what you were feeling and what you needed at any time.

How amazing a friend would they be?

Well that’s what empathy is!

You won’t always get it right, but by trying to understand where somebody else is coming from, you end up being a great friend, brother sister, son or daughter.

Empathy helps you to solve problems.

Imagine trying to do a really difficult jigsaw that has lots of pieces and you have no idea what the picture you are trying to make looks like.

It would be pretty tough, right?

It’s the same with people.

If you really want to help and solve problems, you can only do so if you know and understand what the problem truly looks and feels like.

Solving problems is an extremely important skill for you to have when you grow up, and empathy will really help you to see what the picture looks like, so you can put the jigsaw together.

Empathy means that you get to FEEL AWESOME.

Understanding other people, being a better brother, sister, child or friend, helping people to solve problems… WOW, imagine how great you are going to feel![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”a quiz” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]OK.

That’s enough reading for now, let’s have a bit of QUIZ fun shall we?[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJhcGVzdGVyLW1lZGlhJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1tZWRpYS1pZCUzRCUyMjVhNjJkOGYyNGY0YzJjMDAwMTc1ZjJkMSUyMiUyMGhlaWdodCUzRCUyMjU2MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmRpdiUzRSUzQ3NjcmlwdCUyMGFzeW5jJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyJTJGJTJGc3RhdGljLmFwZXN0ZXIuY29tJTJGanMlMkZzZGslMkZ2Mi4wJTJGYXBlc3Rlci1qYXZhc2NyaXB0LXNkay5taW4uanMlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”activity: walk in another person’s shoes” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]This is a fun exercise to do while you are eating a family dinner.

Instead of sitting in your usual seat, you are all going to swap seats.

Not like these guys though  you need to stay in the same chair for the whole meal.

During the meal, you each have to pretend to be the person whose chair you are sitting in.

Everybody takes a turn to imagine and explain to the table how the day went for the person whose chair they are sitting in.

Once that person has finished, the person whose normally sits in the chair tells everyone what actually happened to them that day.

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some questions to help you
[vc_column_text] What did that person do today?

How did they feel during their day?

What different sorts of emotions did they have?

What were they thinking about?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”challenge: empathy in action” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Now it’s time to take what you have learned and practice empathy in the real world .

Ready?[/vc_column_text]

choose someone you know
[vc_column_text]It can be a friend, a family member, teacher, neighbour… anyone.

As we are going to show our empathy by doing something nice for this person, it might be really cool to choose someone who is having a tricky time- but you can choose anyone.

Just like with the chairs, you are going to imagine what that person is going through at this particular moment.

What’s happening in their life?

How are they feeling about it?

How are they coping?

What might they need or really appreciate?

And then you are going to think of something that you can do that will help them to feel better.

Here are some suggestions below, but please feel free to come up with your own.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”challenge completed?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Once you have completed your challenge, you can pick up your award below:

Well done![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Download Your Award HERE” style=”custom” custom_background=”#be1c2b” custom_text=”#ffffff” size=”lg” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Flifehacksforkids.co.uk%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F02%2FWC3_Empathy_Award_1.pdf||target:%20_blank”]

Read lots of stories.

Science tells us that this is a fantastic way to improve your empathy skills because stories help your brain has to imagine what it’s like to be the characters you are reading about.

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