Showing and Sharing Feelings
Naming a big feeling can help children begin to understand it, and later regulate it.
When someone we love dies, we may have big feelings—even many big feelings at the same time. Naming those feelings can help us find ways to cope and feel better. As you color in and cut out this printable, ask questions like, “What color do you think feels like sadness? Why?” and “What kind of face do you make when you are feeling excited?”
Once you have completed the Mood Monster, encourage your child to use it to communicate her feelings with you and others. If your child is having big feelings, ask her to put the face on the Mood Monster that best shows how she feels.
Coloring to Calm Down
Coloring can help both children and grown-ups feel more calm and grounded.
Open Ended Art
Doing open-ended art activities together helps adults and children relax and connect.
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.
For children and adults, it’s important to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have died.