This tool is a Medical art/game. It is known as a Tongue depressor, yarn, medicine cup and a cotton ball to make it a fun game for tools! Great for patient's coordination and a fun way to familiarize the patient with common medical tools.
Grief activity for kids Creating a memory lantern they can light in honor of their loved one. This can be individualized and the child can decorate the lantern in things/colors that remind them of their loved one who died.
Misconceptions - communication on a child's level. ((Connecting with Compassion: Confessions of two Child Life Specialists: Therapeutic Jenga perfect for getting kiddos to open up and clear up misconceptions))
A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. This can help provide concrete examples during times when it is difficult to "find" a coping skill.
I like the year by year breakdown of early childhood stages. It is important to remember that children progress within the course of any given stage, and there are areas to focus on at each point of development.