Reminding Kids They’re Loved
Create paper hearts that remind children of the special people who love them.
- Talk together about well-loved family members and close family friends.
- In each heart, help kids draw or write a few words about a different person and their relationship. You might ask, “What are some things you love about (person’s name)?” or “What do you together that makes you feel happy inside?”
- Help kids cut out the hearts. They can keep them in their pocket to remind them all day long that they are loved.
Open Ended Art
Doing open-ended art activities together helps adults and children relax and connect.
Showing and Sharing Feelings
Naming a big feeling can help children begin to understand it, and later regulate it.
Grief and Change Caused by COVID-19
It’s okay to have feelings of grief when we experience changes big and small.
When Kids Need Special-Special Comfort
In the midst of big changes, comfort items such as small stuffed animals and blankets can provide a sense of continuity in a child’s life.
Helping Children Through Grief Related To COVID-19
There are ways to help families talk about death, express their feelings, and grieve together.
Coloring to Calm Down
Coloring can help both children and grown-ups feel more calm and grounded.
For children and adults, it’s important to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have died.