Activity: Colorful Target

  • January 07, 2016
  • Author The Moyer Foundation
  • Topic Childhood Grief
  • Type Activity
Created by our Camp Erin Toronto Partner Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre
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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)

Steps:

  • 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.