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Little Hands

Little Hands at Hamilton's is a three session grief program especially for children which is held periodically throughout the year. This program is designed to help children begin to recognize and understand the many feelings associated with the death of someone loved. With adult support, children can continue to discover and develop lifelong skills for coping with loss as a part of life.

Little Hands is for children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old (Pre-school - Kindergarten) and gives children a chance to interact with others their own age that have experienced the death of someone very dear to them. Through play, stories, games, songs, talking about feelings, art and conversations with a bunny puppet named "Hamilton," they find a comfortable place to express their thoughts and feelings.

This program is FREE and open to any child in the community. Pre-registration is required to ensure we have enough supplies and staff for the children attending the program.


Little Hands/Healing Hearts Monthly Meet-Ups
April 22nd
May 13th
For more information, click here!

To RSVP:
HFHAcademy@HamiltonsFuneralHome.com; (515) 697-3666

Upcoming Little Hands Program
Summer of 2021

Pre-registration required

 Register Online for Little Hands


Additional Resources:

Click here for a wide variety of Printable Handouts about talking to and supporting grieving children

Click here to listen to our episode of "The Widowed Parent Podcast" about supporting grieving children

Click here for the National Alliance for Grieving Children: GriefTalk Resource Guides

  • Talking to Children about Death and Dying
  • Talking to a Child or Teen to Let them know Someone has Died
  • Talking about End of Life Memorials and Rituals 
  • Talking about Grieving as a Family