Resources & Activities for Grieving Children and Families
Here you’ll find information to help you through a range of challenges. From dealing with the news of a terminal diagnosis, to how to speak to a child after an immediate loss, to getting through the first 12 months and beyond.
Funded by our supporters, these resources are created by our Clinical Psychologist. And if you can’t find what you need, please let us know.
For information on grief click the links below.
Children & Teens require ongoing support to developing coping strategies
With your help, we can provide even more resources to help more children and teens reach their full potential. We have developed programs and activities for grieving children and teens to help them heal.Help us help them
An overview of activities we recommend for grieving children and teens
There are many activities you and your child can do both independently in the home and with the support of grief services like we provide at Feel the Magic. No activity will immediately remove the pain of grief, but these activities can help your child begin their journey to healing after the death of a parent, guardian, or sibling.
When experiencing grief and the difficulties associated with it, people within a family can lose connection with each other. Connection activities can help you connect with your child and their grief by creating a setting in which everybody feels comfortable talking about their thoughts and feelings. These activities include:
- Organising a movie night, choosing a movie that resonates with your family’s personal story
- Creating a memory box with your child to establish a lasting remembrance of your loved one
- Building a memorial fire in your backyard to give everyone an opportunity to spend time with each other, this activity gives everyone a safe space to talk to or about your deceased loved one
You can find more activities for grieving children and families as well as instructions for how to conduct them here.
Feel the Magic is here to support you and your family through the difficult period following the death of a loved one, which is why we host free camps designed to help children and families heal. These camps give your child a safe environment in which they can talk about their grief and learn tools to help manage it, they also give you family access to a supportive community that understands what your family is going through. You can view our camp dates online or enquire now to find out more about how we can support you and your family.
We regularly add additional resources, so please refer back often to get the most support
If there is a specific area you would like help with but is not covered by our available resources, please send through your suggestion here. If it is something we can assist with we will work on it and release it in the future.