Activities for Families

Activities for Families

These activities are designed to be done together as a family.

If you are looking for activities specifically for your child or teen, please view our Activities for Children and Activities for Teens pages.

Holidays and special days can be especially difficult for grieving families. Visit our Resources for Holidays & Special Days page for additional support.


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

Worry Monster

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 Manifesto”

“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

Memory Collage

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 Activities to Grieve Together

Two unique ways to express grief as a family. – Download Family Activities

Family Circle Journal

How does your family communicate? Try this circle journal together. – Download Family Circle Journal


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 

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