Family Appreciations Box

Looking to add an extra dose of kindness to your home? Try making a family appreciations box!

By Momentous Institute | Feb 01, 2023
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Looking to add an extra dose of kindness to your home? Try making a family appreciations box!

Here’s how it works:

Ask your child/children to decorate a small box and label it ‘APPRECIATIONS.’ Once decorated, place the box somewhere everyone in the family can easily access it, like on an end table or kitchen counter. Put a small notepad and pencil near the box. 


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Tell your family that you want them to notice the nice things that your family members do for each other. Show them how they can get a piece of paper from the notepad and write a sentence or two showing appreciation for something specific.

For example, your child might write, “I appreciated it when _____ helped me pick up the food when I accidentally dropped my plate in the kitchen.” Or, “I appreciated ____ got me an ice pack when I fell down.”

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After writing, have them sign the note and put it in the appreciation box. Pick a designated time once a week to read the appreciations aloud as your family listens to what they appreciate about each other.

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