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Grief Activities

4 square grief counseling activity

An activity book providing a creative outlet for children experiencing grief.

Healing Heart activity for grief/loss related groups - Make a big heart, cut it apart, have students draw/write on it, and then put it together like a puzzle with band-aids

Muddles, Puddles Sunshine This activity book offers invaluable practical and sensitive support for bereaved younger children. Beautifully illustrated, it suggests a helpful series of activities and exercises accompanied by the friendly characters of Bee and Bear. Our new hardback edition of Muddles, Puddles Sunshine will be a timeless keepsake and invaluable journal for a bereaved child’s journey of grief. £10.95

Paper mache feeling heart. Cover a balloon, paint it, share your feelings with a trusted friend or family member. I did this activity with a children's grief group. Everybody loved the process and the end result!

4 Square Feelings - Could adapt to use for large group guidance lesson on feelings, as well as a grief group activity.

Child grief activity

Create an Easter "Remembering Basket" to remember loved ones this Easter. Great activity for grief at the holidays.

grief activity for kids this Thanksgiving (or throughout the year)

A Thanksgiving Grief Activity for Kids (and grown-ups)

Child centered grief activity 'Graffiti Wall'. We gave it a try and blogged about it!

Helpful for children coping with the death of a loved one.. I use some of these activities in my Children's Grief Group

When Families Grieve - Find links to activities that help children deal with grief, and get additional advice and support—from PBS KIDS, PBS Parents, and beyond.

Memory "Blouse" Box

The Tristesse Grief Center - great activities

Balloon anger activity - Also used this activity with grief for a girl who lost her grandfather. He had been in the military so she wrote a note to him, placed it in a helium balloon. Had the balloon filled and sent it into the heavens with a little ceremony. I did not believe it had that much of an impact; however, mother reported that the child talked about it for weeks afterwards.

"Art" activity (no skill required!) to see the range of emotions that come with #grief and how they evolve over time. Great for kids and adults.

Why Did You Die?: Activities to Help Children Cope with Grief and Loss by Ellen Goldring LPC. $12.37. Reading level: Ages 6 and up. Publication: April 1, 2008. Publisher: Instant Help; Workbook edition (April 1, 2008)

GRIEF: Elmo's cousin Jessie shows Elmo her memory box, a place she keeps things that remind her of her dad. Making a memory box like Jessie's is a great activity for children coping with the death of someone special.

Books to Help Children Deal with Loss and Grief « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

Grief Counseling Sessions Guide- Stages of Grief Activity (soon to be released in Spanish, too) This free product lets your student explore the grief process and identify their place in it. A followup collage activity encourages the student to reflect on their feelings, the first stop on the road to feeling better.

Story Lanterns - good grief activity. They can add the story to one side of the lantern and then a picture to the other side and light it whenever they're missing the person.

Things Left Unsaid - grief processing activity from rectherapyideas.b...