Activities for Families
These activities are designed to be done together as a family.
Holidays and special days can be especially difficult for grieving families. Visit our Resources for Holidays & Special Days page for additional support.
THINGS TO DO
My Feelings Pie
Make each feeling a piece of the pie – making feelings you feel a lot in your grief journey the bigger slices and the feelings you don’t feel as often smaller. Remember that all feelings in grief are normal and OK, it is what we choose to do with those feelings that matters. – Download My Feelings Pie
Get your worries out by feeding them to your own Worry Monster, who will help to eat the worries away. – Download Worry Monster
Take Home Volcano Room
At SandCastles, the Volcano Room is a place to express our feelings in a safe, physical way. This document explains the Volcano Room and how to create your own at home. – Download Volcano Room
“Hygge” is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. Here’s a quick guide to creating a happy, hygge home for your family. – Download “Hygge” Manifesto
Grief Sentence Completion
Complete these sentences… – Download Grief Sentence Completion
Create a collage of your favorite memories together. – Download Memory Collage
What Could It Be
A simple drawing activity full of possibilities! – Download What Could It Be
Family Circle Journal
How does your family communicate? Try this circle journal together. – Download Family Circle Journal
THINGS TO READ
Books for Coping with Loss and Difficult Emotions
Scan the QR code on your phone’s camera or simply click on the image to access a video reading of each story. Watch the video with your children or use the video to determine if it’s a book you want to purchase and read together often. – Download Books for Coping as a .pdf
Even More Reading
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