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Value: Healing through Loss

Time: 20 min

Appropriate Ages: 4-8

Materials:

  • Book: Something Lost Something Found by Josh Selig

  • Paper and pencil for everyone participating

 

Activity/Discussion:

  1. Read the story. (Read aloud by me available on YouTube).

  2. Return to the following pages to discuss the following questions, as desired:

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When was a time you felt "floppy"?

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Why might giving to others help us?

Has this ever helped you?

Why or why not?

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What do you think the author was trying to teach us about in this story?

Discussion Questions for Further Consideration:

  • What are some things or people you have lost?

  • What are some things you may have tried to help you feel better?

  • Did you do anything that didn't work?

  • Who are some people you like to be with when you don't feel well?

  • Where are some places you enjoy going when you are wanting to feel more peaceful?

Extension Activity Options:

Drawing (Recommended for ages 5-10)

Click on the picture below to follow the link and complete the following drawing activity, made available for free by the Author, Natalia Paruzel-Gibson. Explore what makes you happy when you are not feeling well.

For more activities, visit https://www.nataliawritesbooks.com/activities 

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Writing (Recommended for Ages 7+)

Using one of the previous discussion questions as inspiration, write down one page of your thoughts you don't want to forget in a journal.

Music (Recommended for Ages 12+)

With the permission of an adult, create a YouTube playlist of songs that follow the following criteria, in the following order:

  1. A song that reminds you of some of the most important things in your life

  2. A song that reminds you of how it feels to be scared when you are losing something

  3. A song you like that reminds you of the sad feelings you get when you lose something important

  4. A song that reminds you of something that always brings you peace

  5. A song that reminds you of hope

  6. A song that always makes you feel happy