When a family member passes on, the family rallies together to have some kind of final service with funeral homes in Daytona Beach, FL. There are a lot of arrangements to be made and, likely, there are children in the family who are grappling with what all this means. Whether your child was close to the family member, or a more distant presence in their life, there might be something they can do at the funeral to make them feel useful and to give them a special part of the day. Some kids thrive on having jobs and it can make the mourning process easier on them. Here are a few things your kids might be able to do to help at the funeral service:
Hand Out Bulletins
Whether you have programs with an order of events, or a flier with more pictures and information of your loved one on it, it’s easy enough to give a child that job. They can stand by the door, greet people with an adult, and hand out the bulletin. They might also be able to direct people to the restroom, if that needs arises. It’s a nice way to keep them busy and it also lets those attending see a young, friendly face that can bring hope to them as well.
Read A Poem
If your child is old enough to read and doesn’t mind being the center of attention, they might be able to read a short poem in honor of the person who passed on. If they are part of that person’s close family, it can be very special to see an up and coming generation participate in the proceedings. People like to see the grandchild, great grandchild, or other relatives of the person who passed on to remember the legacy they are leaving behind.
Once the guests reach the reception, children can be very helpful if they like to play restaurant at home. Kids can clear napkins and plates from tables, perhaps refill waters, or even bring desserts to those who are seated at the tables. They are being helpful, they are talking to lots of different people, and they are a part of the supportive process all at the same time.
Play A Song
If your child plays the piano or another instrument, they could offer a special song to the loved one who you are honoring. Even if they only know simple songs, a simple rendition of Amazing Grace can be very special coming from someone so young.
There ae other things that kids can do at funeral homes in Daytona Beach, FL surrounding final services and if you’d like to have your child involved in some way, talk to the professionals at Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory for other ideas and options. We’re here to make sure all of your family members get what they need, including your children. We want the services to honor your loved one in a very special way.