Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. How do you like to be cared for when you are ill? Do you prefer to be alone, or do you wish for contact? What are your go-to comfort foods? How does it feel when someone reaches out to you in a caring way?
Some congregations have a "Prayer Shawl Ministry" or "Blanket Ministry," in which a person who is ill is given a homemade shawl or blanket as a gift to help them remember that they are loved. What would it feel like to receive such a gift?
Keep this awareness with you during your time with the children.