The Elephant’s Tea Party enables teachers to gently introduce the concept of death to children and young people. It provides teachers with a mechanism to encourage children and young people to open up and talk about things that can be difficult to talk about, to enable them to explore their own feelings around grief and to better understand and empathise with others. The lesson plan and fun activities can be used as part of PSHE scheme of work and will aid the development of emotional literacy within individual children and young people.
Primary and Secondary schools that have signed up will be sent an Activity Workbook with an additional Powerpoint version available (link given in the welcome page of the pack).
The Elephant’s Tea Party Activity Workbook includes:
Similarities and differences between elephant and human families, make an elephant mask/puppet, dot-to dot, word search, emotions worksheet, elephant quiz, sing-a-long, story time, memory box, memory elephant/tree, spot the difference, and make an elephant hide
To finish off your Elephant’s Tea Party activities, why not hold your own fundraising activity within the school (optional) to help support Child Bereavement UK? In the pack are some fundraising ideas for hosting your own Elephant’s Tea Party fundraiser. This will allow the classroom activity to culminate in a fun event for pupils, parents, carers and staff, whilst raising funds to support Child Bereavement UK’s work with bereaved children and families. We have plenty of fundraising tips and ideas and a special activity kit that you can receive free of charge to help your Elephant’s Tea Party be a great success, easy to organise and lots of fun for everyone! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Printable items also available as downloads)