EMPATHY CAN IMPROVE OUR RELATIONSHIPS
11 Kids from Kdm
Sara and Sotar, Mette, Mia, Mara, Roy
To improve the understanding of empathy and foster authenticity
An empathetic person can understand the reason why other people behave in a certain way.
- to learn to place in another person's position
- to work on Empathetic behaviours: don't judge the persons as a whole but only the specific acts that they have done.
Tools that we will need:
- around 10 balloons
- small items for the kids to perform the drama
- Song: The little green frog
(Team building activity)
- de- briefing on what we did the previous day
- story by Mette
Mette will tell the kids a story, and Sara will underline it with a sort of soundtrack.
The story will be without an end, and will have to give elements to judge some other people behaviour.
We will ask the kids what they think and how the story could end.
Finally, Mette will tell them the whole story, in which the "evil" guy is shown with all the elements, so he/she doesn't appear evil any more.
If possible, it would be great to show it as a drama performed by the "trainers".
The story of the samurai and the old lady could work.
Share if something similar happened to you.
(If needed: mouse and cat game, to release energies)
- break -
- octopus game
- Talk in the ear through the Balloon game
Make pairs. One child Put the half full balloon on the ear of the other child and sings very softly a song (can be a lullaby).
Ask them what they felt.
- Monti's Czarda music
The children first listen, trying to imagine a story following the music
Then we will divide them in three groups and ask them to make a small drama that suits the music and that shows some empathetic behaviour.
All of this, without speaking.
- Musica musica song