Activity: Grief Puzzle

  • January 06, 2016
  • Author The Moyer Foundation
  • Topic Childhood Grief
  • Type Activity

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!