Love Activities

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Experiencing feelings of love can be complicated after a death loss. Use these activities to help you find love in yourself, in others, and in your day-to-day life.

favorite Life Story – Family Activity

Child Instructions:

It can be helpful to think not just about the story of how your special person died, but also of other stories that make up who you are, too. Think of a favorite story that you love remembering or telling people. Use the provided prompts if you would like support. Spend five minutes telling your story to your family members then reflect:

Adult/Teen Instructions:

Think of a favorite story of yours to tell. Take five minutes to share it with your family members and discuss why you love sharing that story. Consider: how did it make you feel to share that? Who would you feel comfortable telling that story to? Reflect for a moment on how it feels to tell the story of your grief and who you are comfortable telling it to.

If you could look into the future, how might your grief journey affect a future story or something you want to achieve in your lifetime?

A letter to myself – Youth Activity Ages 11 – 18

Sometimes finding love for ourselves in the present is easier if we extend it to the past versions of ourselves. Think back to what your grief looked like right after the death and write a letter to yourself using the following prompts:

Heart Felt People – YOuth Activity Ages 3 – 10

We know it is important to have loving people in our lives that we can go to for support when we need it. Above each figure on the provided worksheet, write the names of the people you care about.

Story Corner

“Love” by Matt de la Peña. In this heartfelt celebration of love, Matt de la Peña and illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that’s soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

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