Ways To Include Children At The Funeral Home

Posted on September 23, 2019 by Teri Vila-Caballero under Funeral Home
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It’s never easy to deal with a death in the family, but when there are a lot of children who might be attending the service, it can be even harder. When you work with funeral homes in Key Biscayne, FL, you think of your loved one first and what they would have wanted as well as how you can honor their memory. But you also have to think about those who will be attending the services, what they need…and who they might bring with them. Some families have a lot of children in them and there are plenty of family-friendly ways you can involve them at the funeral home while services are going on. Here are a few ideas:

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Create A Coloring Station

It can be hard for children to understand what is going on during a visitation or funeral and it is often uncomfortable for them to stand around, try to remain quiet, and listen to adults talk. It can also be hard for them to see adults cry and grieve. Even if the children are grieving as well, they are still children and they might need a distraction during the event. Set up a station with a little table, some markers and crayons and some coloring sheets. You can leave blank paper as well so they can create their own picture. Suggest that they express their feelings in pictures and allow them to make a memorial card or something completely unrelated.

Ask A Child To Read A Poem

Whenever there’s a child involved, things automatically become more memorable. If there’s a bold child in the family who doesn’t get nervous in front of people, ask that child to read a poem at the service. The other children will feel more comfortable and included just seeing a child present something in front of others.

Create A Play Or Puppet Show

It’s hard for children to understand what’s going on when they hear someone talk in front of an audience, but they will understand and engage with a play or puppet show. Have adults or even children act out a scene in the life of the person who passed away, bringing up a good memory for the children. They can honor that person in their own way and in a creative manner that is unique and special.

These are just a few ideas for including children at funeral homes in Key Biscayne, FL while the services are going on. The experts at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory have plenty of other ideas and we are more than happy to share those with you. Call us at (305) 631-0001 and tell us about the children you expect to be in attendance. You can also get details and ideas when we speak in person at 2546 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135. We want everyone attending the services you are arranging to be as comfortable as possible, children included. Get details on the services we have available at ferdinandfuneralhomes.com.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.

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