Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Gratitude Jar

Published on: November 10, 2013  

Gratitude Jar

In light of Thanksgiving, here’s a little project that you and your family can easily put together for some holiday cheer.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 jar, vase, or large bowl
  • Paper, cut into strips
  • Pen or marker
  • Decorations for the jar (stickers, ribbon, cut-out letters, etc.)

What you’ll do:

  • Decorate a jar/vase, which will become your family’s “Gratitude Jar.”
  • Every day during the month of November, each family member writes down one thing they are thankful for on a strip of paper.
  • Place all the strips in the jar, then pull them out and read them, one by one, on Thanksgiving day!
  • Better yet, keep writing what you’re thankful for all the way through the end of 2013, and you’ll have a fun (and long) night of reading what you’re thankful for on New Year’s Eve!

Warmest Regards,


Gyro Psychology Services

Lacey, Washington


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