What Does Grief Look Like: Activity to Illustrate What Grief Looks Like to Kids

How to Talk to Kids about Grief

Jennifer Messelt, Hospice of the Red River Valley grief specialist, shares a hands-on, adult-led activity you can use with children to help them understand what grief looks like and what they can do to cope with their grief.

*This activity is intended to be led by an adult. Children should not handle the materials.


If you are having difficulty coping with grief, we can help. Hospice of the Red River Valley grief specialists are ready to help you through this challenging time. You don’t have to grieve alone. Call (800) 237-4629 and ask to speak to someone in the grief support department.

About Hospice of the Red River Valley
In 1981, Hospice of the Red River Valley was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality end-of-life care. We fulfill our nonprofit mission by providing medical, emotional, personal and spiritual care, as well as grief support to our patients, their families and caregivers during a tender time in life. Our staff helps those we serve experience more meaningful moments through exceptional hospice care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, wherever a patient calls home. The organization serves more than 40,000 square miles in North Dakota and Minnesota, including in and around Bismarck, Detroit Lakes, Devils Lake, Fargo, Fergus Falls, Grand Forks, Lisbon, Thief River Falls, Valley City and many more communities. Hospice of the Red River Valley offers round-the-clock availability via phone, prompt response times and same-day admissions, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Contact us anytime at 800-237-4629 or hrrv.org.


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