The teacher gets an oversized jar to school and decorates it with the students. The teacher explains to the students that this is their Thankful Jar for the month. The jar is placed somewhere accessible along with pieces of paper, pencils, (and crayons for the younger kids). Then encourage everyone to fill the jar (be it with words, drawings, or both) with things they’re thankful for. The teacher together with the students decide that for example once a week they sit down and look through the slips of paper in the jar.