Jesse Expresses Grief Through Play

A video to show how children can express their feelings of grief through play — and how grown-ups can help.

Children often express their big feelings as they play. When Elmo’s cousin, Jesse, has some grief-related feelings during play, Jesse’s Mommy and Elmo’s Daddy notice and help her feel more calm and confident. 

Watch this video together with children to learn a strategy for feeling secure when children feel big feelings. Say the words together, remembering to add something special about yourself and your child: 

Even though many things have changed, 

and some things will never be the same, 

I am still me, 

and I am ______________.