Puppet Plays for Grieving Children

Acting out different experiences of grief and loss through puppet plays offers a creative alternative for helping children.  This book includes 16 different puppet plays covering a wide variety of losses, discussion questions for each play, and instructions for making stages and puppets.  

74 pages, ISBN 0-9652410-4-1, ©2000, $25.00

What Professionals Are Saying About Puppet Plays for Grieving Children:

 “As a school counselor I am always looking for creative ways to help children who have experienced a loss.  I have seen firsthand how Puppet Plays for Grieving Children uniquely reaches children where they are in the grieving process and helps to facilitate discussion over the many tough issues that surround death.  It is a necessary resource for all school counselors!”
Yancey Whitaker, EdS, NCC
Elementary School Counselor

Puppet Plays for Grieving Children offers brilliantly creative and imaginative methods for helping all children, grieving or not, to understand and support each other through life’s inevitable losses.”
Karen L. Carney, RN, LCSW
Author and Illustrator, Barklay and Eve Series of books for children

 “This collection of puppet plays is a wonderful resource for hospice programs and for all counselors who deal with bereaved children.  The variety of grief themes represented and the helpful discussion questions at the end of each puppet play make this a very user-friendly therapeutic tool. Counselors and children alike will enjoy and benefit from the experience of using these imaginative and helpful materials.”     
Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCE, RPT-S
Distinguished Professor of Social Work

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Editor and Principal Author, Helping Bereaved Children