The Hedgehog Cloud Kit (3-5 year olds)
Stones painted with different images.
A paper cape, cuffs, and headband to colour in and wear.
A cardboard box for children to construct, where they can post their worries and concerns.
A soft hedgehog with Velcro ‘spines’ that can be removed (mirror hair loss in a patient treated with chemotherapy. Comes in a box with a blanket, plastic syringe, plasters and a bandage. ‘Prickly’ feelings are written on the box.
Dolly Peg People
Five painted people dolly pegs with two blank ones for children to draw on.
Four rooms including a hospital room for the dolly pegs to play in.
Colouring and Puzzles
A template of a letter that can be used to inform the pre-school, child minders, or nursery about a parent having had a cancer diagnosis.
Daily Time Table Magnets
Magnets that help divide up the day from morning until bedtime. There are blank magnets that you can write on.
What is Cancer?
A very basic guide to the body, what cancer is, and how it can be treated. Includes photos of items children may see in hospitals.
A guide to help a parent support a child aged between 3-5 yrs affected by parental cancer. Explains each tool, and provides suggestions on how to use them.
Three stories exploring changes in family life and feelings of anger, guilt and sadness that may be experienced by a child when their parent has cancer.
A list of games for the family to play that require little physical energy.
A place to pin ideas of fun experiences for the family to do in the future.
Card Making Kit
Blank cards and envelopes to create messages.
Dried beans with letters printed on.
How Can I Help? Magnets
Magnets with age-appropriate tasks written on them that children can complete around the house.
What Am I Good At?
A way to celebrate different talents a child may have.
Sticker Story Bags
A bag of stickers that can be made into a story.