Gratitude Jar Craft

Gratitude Jar Craft

This Thanksgiving, help your children show gratitude in a tangible way (and practice their motor and literacy skills!).


  • A clear jar or container
  • Small slips of paper
  • Children’s scissors
  • Crayon or pencil
  • A label for the jar
  • Optional: decorations for the jar (E.g. stickers, ribbons, etc.)


  • Parent step: Help your child cut paper into strips or small squares. (Tip: use construction paper to make the jar colorful!)
  • Use a crayon or pencil to help your child write something they’re thankful for on each piece of paper. Fold up the pieces and place in jar.
  • Label the jar and help your child decorate it.
  • Share what you’re thankful for! Read through the pieces of paper with family members throughout the holiday season.

Looking for more kid-friendly, Thanksgiving activities? Check out more ideas here!

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