After the death of a loved one, your family will rally together to ensure that the deceased gets a fitting final send-off. But while you’re making body disposition arrangements with a Rosenberg, TX funeral home, you don’t want to forget about involving children. No, you don’t need to have them at the actual funeral service planning session. But you should find ways for them to take part in the funeral service. There are many age-appropriate things they can do. So ask them if they would like to take part. If they do, enquire if there’s anything they’d specifically like to do. If they don’t then what follows are some things that they might be open to doing at the event.
Recite Poems or Do Readings
Are the children old enough to recite poems or to do readings? If they are – and if they feel comfortable doing do – help them to find appropriate items to present at the funeral service. You might want to go up with them if they’re very young and don’t want to go up to the front alone. One way you might be able to encourage them is to share in the reading. You can read one portion, and your child can read another portion. Being side-by-side will help them feel comfortable.
Hand Out Programs
Children will also be able to hand out programs. Let them stand in the foyer with an adult. They can hand out the programs to attendees. And, while they’re at it, they can ask visitors to sign a guest book or let them know where the bathroom facilities are.
Another task that children will be able to perform is helping to seat guests. This will be all the more important if people arrive after the funeral service has already gotten underway. Children can walk up and down the aisles to find out where the open seats are. Then they can direct late-comers to the empty seats. This job will be most appropriate for older children or for younger children who work along with an adult.
Do you have little ones who are talented musicians? You can ask them to practice a song on their instrument of choice. Encourage them to practice so that they do the best job they possibly can, and ensure that their performance is included in the program. If there are multiple kids in the family who play different instruments, consider getting them to collaborate.
We’re here to help when you need a funeral home serving Rosenberg, TX families. Our goal is to assist people with their planning and preplanning needs. We have a track record of success, and our goal is to treat people the way we’d like to be treated. Whether you wish to arrange a funeral service or a cremation service, we’re here to help. When you need our help, give us a call to speak to our funeral director. You will get all the help you require, and all of your questions will be answered to your satisfaction. That’s our commitment to you. If you’d prefer, you can visit us at our office to speak to someone in person.