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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Activity The Wish Box 2 Materials brightly decorated box with a hinged lid, covered by a mirror on the inside paper crayons Procedure Encourage the children to draw pic- tures of wishes or hopes that are important to them and place them in the Wish Box. Explain that if they take special care to look at the inside of the lid, they will see a special per- son who will always be with them while they think about ways to make the wish work out. Issues emotional insecurity, separation, loss, a need to be cared for and valued Purpose To provide an opportunity for children to express needs and hopes and recognize the one person (themselves) always available to them for meeting their needs. 82 Chapter Seven COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL