Appreciation Game

by Marlo Schalesky

My family has come up with a fun way to encourage one another. We write positive character qualities (such as kind, loyal, brave, etc.) on slips of paper. Then we take turns drawing the slips from a basket and reading them aloud. Everyone suggests who that quality best describes and why. The person whose name is mentioned the most gets to keep the paper. Points are awarded to the person who, for the given quality, tells the best positive anecdote about another family member. At the end, the person with the most points wins!


This article appeared in the October/November 2015 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2015 by Marlo Schalesky. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.


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