This is an activity that can be done with children of all ages that are dealing with grief related to the death of a loved one. It is great for a group setting or can be completed one on one.
Medium Clay Pot
Place pot on a safe surface area. Carefully, break into pieces using hammer.
On the inside pieces of the pot, instruct children to write or draw the feelings that they have experienced since the death.
On the outside pieces of the pot, instruct children to write or draw their sources of support. Such as grief support group, friends, music or family.
Invite group or individual to share what they wrote on both sides of the clay pot.
Using hot glue gun, glue pieces of pot back together to make ‘whole’ pot again.
Once the pot has been put back together, discuss how this process is similar to the grief process. After a death, children may feel like they are broken, but with the help of good support systems, they can feel whole again.