Memory Boxes

A box full of mementos can help comfort kids as they remember a loved one.

  1. Watch the video together, then create your own memory box just like Jesse’s. Help children find special things that remind them of their loved one who died, such as photos, drawings, items of clothing, or books the person used to read to them. Put these things into a box (it can be as simple as an empty cardboard box).
  2. Decorate the box with stickers, crayons, markers, or pictures. Whenever they like, kids can look at the items in the box to remember times they shared with their loved one, and special things about the person that they always want to keep in their heart. Together, find a safe place to keep the box.