Funeral / Grief – magnet set and colouring sheet
How do you explain a funeral service, or celebration of life to a child???
As with any massively humongous topic, it’s better to discuss it than not. Many fears are learned, and while having forthright discussions about them can feel completely beyond our means, they can lead to beautiful moments of deep connection and rich growth.
Using tactile tools can help ease this process:
- Explain the anticipated order of events while holding and pointing to the pieces. This can have a clarifying sense for young minds. It can help to break huge concepts into smaller chunks: this is going to happen, then this, then that... Giving kids clear ideas about what to expect can help alleviate some of the scariness of the unknown.
- Explain what each piece is and what’s for, what it represents to you.
- Go through the pieces and ask if they have any questions about any of them.
- Is there a piece in the set that’s different than the rituals they’re going to encounter? Discuss this.
- Ask how some of the pieces make them feel. You might get some surprising answers.
There are 19 pieces in this set, plus the printable backgrounds. These include:
♥ Alternate child hair colours – black, blonde, brown
♥ Dark pants, shirt, and tie outfit
♥ Dark dress outfit
♥ Shoes to match
♥ Tissue box
♥ Flower bouquet
♥ Coffin / casket
♥ Tea, coffee set
♥ Guest book
♥ Family photo
♥ Laptop for virtual funerals
♥ Full colour background (printable file)
♥ Black and White colouring sheet activity background (printable file)
Recommended for ages 3+
Always supervise play.
We do our best to make our toys safe and use the highest quality inks & materials, but they are still vinyl magnets, and should never be ingested by anyone, no matter their age.
How To Use
How To Use
Magnets work best when played with on a metal surface – fridges, cookie sheets, magnetic dry erase boards, school lockers, tin lids...
One of our favourite ways is to put the printed backgrounds on a baking tray for use as a portable play surface - double bonus: the tray sides are great at containing all the pieces & any colouring tools used in one place!
Because: little fingers!
Our magnets can be washed with water and gentle detergent whenever necessary. Pat dry with a tissue, or leave them to air dry. Easy peasy.
Note: magnets can become brittle at freezing temperatures, so should be used at room temp. Long exposure to direct sunlight can lead to colour fading.
You will be able to download the associated set background as soon as your set purchase is complete. A link will be sent to you in an email.
Once downloaded, you will be able to print it out in full-colour, or in black & white (the colouring page activity version) as many times as you, or your kiddo wants. We don't believe in putting printing limits on our files, so print them out 4 times, 40 times, or 400. It's up to you!
The child piece(s) are roughly 5" tall. All the other pieces in the set(s) are sized to fit them. While the pieces are fairly large, there is still a choking hazard for wee ones.
Our team will ship your order within 5 business days. The time it takes to receive it depends on the shipping method chosen at checkout, and where in the world you're located. All our shipping is $15 flat rate for orders under $100 CAD.
For more information, see our FAQ Shipping section.
We hope you love your set! But in case you need to make a return, it's okay. Reach out to us within 14 days of receiving your set, and we'll work out the best means to do so with you.
You can read more about our Return Policy in our FAQ Return section.