As a school counselor, I often find myself helping students cope with death of a loved one. I have many children's books in my office about death but none of them were "just right." So, I decided to write my own and see how it did during these difficult counseling moments. I have found it to be helpful and powerful for my students and I hope you do as well.
This product is a combination of a children's book and activity guide. The first portion is a book that can be printed and bound (with staples or other creative means) to be read and shared with students grieving the death of a loved one. The book reframes death without any religious connections so it is accessible to anyone in need. The book focuses on the way someone feels when a loved one dies and encourages healthy coping skills.
The second portion is an activity guide that can be used as a follow-up to the book. You could use these activities in group settings or during individual sessions. The activities could be easily adapted to any age level and require very little to no writing. There are seven total activities.