Gratitude jars are a fun, artistic, and hands-on way for children to practice gratitude. In this activity, children will create a special jar for saving gratitude statements at the end of each day. Using blank slips of paper, or the prompts provided in this handout, they will write down three good things about their day.
The first page of the Gratitude Jar handout offers detailed tips and instructions for how to complete the gratitude jar activity. The next three pages include gratitude prompts formatted for cutting out, and using during the activity.
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