Activity: Colorful Target

Author Eluna
Created by our Camp Erin Toronto Partner Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre

Family Activity

During your grief journey, you might have experiences, feelings, and fears that are difficult. This fun activity from Camp Erin Toronto is a great way for you and your family to share with each other about the harder parts of your grief journey. Create a colorful target with your family and friends using colors and pictures that represent these harder things, then use the sponge bombs to soak them and watch them disappear! Take a moment when you're done to talk about it was like to watch them wash away and how you can continue supporting each other.

What you'll need:

  • Large sheets of tracing paper 
  • Washable markers
  • Duct Tape
  • Tubs for water
  • Sponge bombs (any kind of sponge cut into strips and tied together like a star (see photo)


  • Large sheets of tracing paper, using the markers, write or draw pictures and symbols that represent things that have been difficult for you on your grief journey.  
  • Tape the tracing paper to a tree or an exterior wall (one that is ok to get wet!)
  • Soak your sponge bombs in water and begin throwing.



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