During difficult moments, whether brought on from daily stress, school, work, grief, or COVID-19; it can feel difficult to make time to bond and reconnect as a family. The following activities are outlets that you may choose to use as a family to create time to play together. Reminding yourself to enjoy the little moments while in your grief journey and making time to unite will help strengthen and unify your family during hard times. Try these two easy activities at home this weekend with your family!


Activity #1: Pictionary

Supplies: Printable Pictionary cards (download here)

To play Pictionary, one player will set a timer on their phone for one minute, and another will be the artist drawing what is written on a Pictionary card. The goal of this game is for the drawer to create the drawing on the card as quickly as possible and for the other players to guess. The downloadable cards can be used, or you can create your own set of drawing prompts to play with. Play as long as desired.

Activity #2: Telephone Pictionary Game

Supplies: Paper and a writing utensil

  • Each player will get a set number of pieces of paper based on the number of participants. For example, if there are four players, each player gets four pieces of paper.
  • Have each participant write down either a saying or a scenario on the first top sheet of paper. Then each player will pass the full stack of paper to the player on their left.
  • After receiving the stack of paper, the player will read what the other player wrote on the top of the page, then put that paper at the back of the stack.
  • On a blank piece of paper in your new stack, you will then draw the phrase or scenario that the player had written down.
  • After drawing the scenario or saying, the player will pass the stack of papers to the player on their left.
  • The next player will inspect the drawing and write down their interpretation of what they think the drawing is without looking at the original sentence that was written at the back of the stack.
  • Repeat the above steps and passing the stack to the left until the original stack of paper returns to the person who had them in the first step.
  • The drawing prompts can be anything you desire them to be, either for grief or for fun.