Letter to a classmate in hospital

An exercise for younger children to encourage empathy and compassion

The children write a short letter to their classmate who was taken to a hospital. This is a real situation, the activity is not a game.

How this resource relates to Shaping Characters objectives

  • Attitudes and attributes
  • Education techniques

Actual outcomes

Educational objective: Learning to empathise, making someone happy
Qualities in focus: Empathy and help
Target group, age of the students: 8–9 years of age
Suitable for: Czech, Art, Practical Activities

Resources required

A piece of paper, pen, crayons

Time needed

1 unit (45 minutes)

What could have been done differently or is planned for future repeats?

The students liked the activity, they even added pictures to the message.

Links to related resource files

Contact information

hana.maresova@upol.cz