Drawing Your Feelings
Encourage children to draw out their feelings with this art project.
- Print this page and cut out the shapes. Help children write an emotion on each petal and illustrate it on the other side. You might ask, “What have you drawn?”; “Can you tell me a story about it?”; “How do you feel when you look at each side of the petals?”
- Talk about the emotions children are feeling and use glue to make a flower. Remind kids that feelings of sadness—and lots of other feelings—can come and go.
- You might repeat this activity over time to create a “Garden of Feelings.”
Re-grieving as Seasons Change
A video that shows how grief can come and go throughout life.
Elmo and Jesse Remember Uncle Jack
A video to show that there are many ways to remember—and celebrate—a person who died.
How Children Grieve and How to Help
Consider the different ways children experience grief as they grow, and how you might help.
Learn about disenfranchised grief.
The Complexity of Loss
Consider different types of grief and loss.
New Family Roles
Ideas to help families navigate changes after loss.
The Giggle Game
Play this game to help children (and grown-ups) hone in on the good things in life.