Updated: Aug 7
When I was creating this companion website to my book, My Sibling Still, it was my desire to make a space that children who have suffered the loss of a sibling to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death could connect to and find helpful in their grieving process. One of the ideas that came to me at that time was making a worksheet to help children express their feelings about the loss of their sibling. Interested in printing a copy? Click below to download:
The worksheet is made up of two pages. It has elements of a coloring sheet, with peaceful images of a sky in daytime and also at night. The prompts also help a child, especially one who may have had trouble verbalizing their feelings, to write out various aspects of their experience.
The worksheet ends with a prompt to draw your "sibling still." If you and your child would like to share that picture with everyone on this website and even on my Instagram @mysiblingstillbook, then email the image to mlacourrege1 (at) gmail (dot) com. I would love to see your creations!
If you like this worksheet, you may also find this guided grief journal for children helpful too! Print out the label and as many guided journal pages as you want. Bind it all together to create a tool that can be used daily for a child to express their feelings.
I hope that this worksheet is a resource that your family finds helpful!