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Workshop 5: Children and Death

Workshop 5: Children and Death
Workshop 5: Children and Death

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  • I was astonished to hear a highly intelligent boy of ten remark after the sudden death of his father: "I know father’s dead, but what I can...
  • Activity Time Opening 5 minutes Activity 1: Learning about Death 30 minutes Activity 2: Death in Children’s Books 40 minutes Activity 3:...
  • Newsprint, markers, and tape Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Our Covenant from Workshop 1 Handout 1, Looking...
  • Read the resources listed in Handout 1, Looking Ahead to Workshop 5, from Workshop 4. Post Our Covenant from Workshop 1. Customize and make...
  • Light the chalice and share these words from Fred Rogers: Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be...
  • Invite participants to consider their own experiences with death when they were young. Call attention to the posted questions and invite...
  • Invite participants to form groups of three. Give each group a copy of pages 11-14 of “Loss across the Lifespan” from Let's Talk About...
  • Show “About Uncle Jack,” “Expressing Emotions,” and “You Can Talk to Me,” three Sesame Street segments that explore helping children cope...
  • Go around the circle and invite participants to share their journal reflections and their questions and concerns with the large group as...
  • Share with participants any updates on upcoming plans. Distribute Handout 1, Looking Ahead to Workshop 6. Tell participants that Find Out...
  • Explain that the closing words come from a children’s book about an interfaith family, Kaddish for Grampa in Jesus’ Name Amen , by James...
  • Make a time for individual reflection and discussion with your co-leader after the conclusion of the workshop. Consider these questions:...
  • I was astonished to hear a highly intelligent boy of ten remark after the sudden death of his father: "I know father’s dead, but what I can...

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