Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Facing Death with Life: A Program for Adults

Activity 2: Death in Children’s Books

Activity time: 40 minutes

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 Families and Loss and one of the children’s books. Invite the group to read the book, and then to decide for which age(s) the book is most appropriate and how it exemplifies the guidance given in “Loss across the Lifespan.” Allow about 20 minutes for the group to work with the book. Then invite each group to share a bit about the book and how it might be helpful in talking with children about death.