ART! ART! ART! Spell out your loved ones name and have your child use the first letter to write a sentence about them.

ENCOURAGE PAINTING. This is a great way for them to express their feelings.

CREATE A MEMORIAL ROCK GARDEN. Have children create a rock with their loved one’s name followed by words that describe or remind them of their loved one.

EXPRESSION THROUGH CHALK. Encourage them to draw pictures and words on the sidewalk.

HELP THEM CREATE a teddy bear, doll, or blanket with clothing of a loved one.

Have your child create a comic book or write a story with their loved one being a character.

LOOK FOR BOOKS ONLINE that may help them understand some of the emotions that they are feeling.