For children and adults, it’s important to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have died.
Elijah and Jessie talk about a “celebration of life” for Elijah’s friend, who died from COVID-19. Jessie’s father also passed away a few years ago. Together, they share how they remember their loved ones and how much it helps them to do so. As you watch, think about the ways you celebrate your person’s life and pay tribute to times you shared.
Re-grieving as Seasons Change
A video that shows how grief can come and go throughout life.
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.
New Family Roles
Ideas to help families navigate changes after loss.
In this story, Elmo’s cousin Jesse helps remind children that big changes can mean new opportunities to learn and grow.
The Giggle Game
Play this game to help children (and grown-ups) hone in on the good things in life.
You Are Special To Me
A printable to share encouragement and kindness with others.
Express Yourself with Elmo and Jesse
Help a child check in with and express their feelings with these interactive creative activities.