Goodbye Letter Worksheet
Worksheet updated on June 20th, 2019
Grieving can be a very overwhelming and confusing time for a child. Loss and death is a complex concept, and it can be hard for a child to understand what death and loss means, and how the permanence will affect them.
It is not uncommon for a child to feel many different feelings, and not know how to move forward without the person they lost. Whether it is a family member, friend or pet, a child will feel their absence and be confused about how to fill the gap.
Through this confusion it can be hard for a child to understand and express how they feel. Providing guidance for working through their grief is helpful for the child to understand the permanence of loss and how they have been affected.
About This Worksheet
This is the Goodbye Letter worksheet. This worksheet provides space and guidance for a child to work toward understanding how they are feeling.
On this worksheet, a child has the space to explore how they feel and what grief and loss means to them. They are able to explore their emotions and memories in a safe space that leads them toward the path of healing.
This worksheet is intended for children up to 12 years old, but can also be useful for adolescents and adults who are struggling to process their grief.
On this worksheet, the child is instructed to write a letter saying goodbye to their lost loved one. The child has the freedom to express how they feel in their own way. They are provided with guidance by being prompted to explore what they are thankful for, what they will miss and how they will remember the person or object of loss.
This worksheet is great for individual and family counseling settings.