Activity: Grief Puzzle

Author Eluna

Family Activity

We all grieve differently and experience different emotions during our grief journey, even if we are grieving the same death of someone. The grief puzzle is a great activity to do with your family or friends to show how grief is a different experience for each person.

What you'll need:

  •  Construction paper or butcher paper
  •  Scissors
  •  Colored pencils, markers, or crayons


  • Cut a large piece of paper into puzzle pieces (make sure that everyone has at least one puzzle piece).
  • Choose which prompt (from below) you would like to represent on your puzzle piece.
  • Using pictures, drawings, designs, or words, color your puzzle piece to represent your answer to the prompt.
  • When everyone has completed their puzzle piece, assemble the puzzle together.
  • Take turns sharing about your different

Puzzle piece prompts:

  • If grief was a color...
  • If grief was a song...
  • If grief was an animal...
  • If grief was a flavor...
  • If grief was a building...
  • If grief was a sound...

Thank you to Camp Erin Tacoma for sharing this activity!



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