A. Have the students use the box and the art supplies to create a Words of Hope Box with a removable lid. Let the students decorate the box to reflecta message of hope and kindness.
B. SAY THIS: Your words can encourage people and build them up or discourage them and tear them down. For the next 10 minutes, each of you needs to write an anonymous encouraging note to be included in the Words of Hope Box. The note should be written so it would be encouraging to any student in our group, so don’t make it specific to one person. After I review the notes, I will place them in the box. In the future, the notes will be available for any student in the class to read for their own encouragement and then put back in the box when they’re done reading it.
C. Give the students up to 10 minutes to write an anonymous encouraging note to be included in
the Words of Hope Box.
D. Have the students submit the letters to you for review before including them in the box.