Sometimes, sadness comes and goes. Sometimes it lingers. Sometimes it stays so long that we can’t imagine what it would be like to experience another feeling. Tu Nidito staff created this activity to support children and teens dealing with sadness relating to serious illness or bereavement, while acknowledging the importance of joy and self-care in the midst of sadness.
Using the activity worksheets below, encourage children to take some time to really think about their sadness – what it is like for them and how they experience it. Then, do the same in regards to their happiness.
Some great books to accompany this activity are When Sadness is at Your Door by Eva Eland and Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen.
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