Gratitude Jar Activity (with Free Download!)

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

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As we approach Thanksgiving next week here in the U.S., we are doing a series of gratitude posts – our FREE Gratitude Pack Activities – to help us to enter in this time of year with a grateful spirit.

We created the materials for this exercise, the gratitude jar, as part of our Gratitude Pack Activities for November to help us refocus our minds and hearts. We have been reminded throughout this year that we do not have control over what happens around us, but we do have control over our thoughts. We can choose which thoughts to entertain, either negative or positive. Focusing on gratitude actually changes your brain and has proven health benefits emotionally, spiritually, physically, socially, and professionally. 

The Scriptures give us many reminders to give thanks. Friends, let’s be intentional about cultivating grateful hearts as we approach the end of this year. It doesn’t change the difficulties, but it does change us.

Get your FREE Gratitude Jar download here.

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Jar
  • Tape (washi, scotch, etc)
  • Scissors
  • Writing implement


  • Get a decent-sized jar.
  • Print out the pages in your packet.
  • Cut out the gratitude jar label and attach it with tape or another comparable adhesive to the jar.
  • Cut up the “Today I am grateful for” cards. There are 30, so one for each day for a month. If you’re doing this with others, print off a set for each person. Leave the cards near the jar with a pen or marker.
  • Each day write (or draw) whatever you are grateful for on the card, fold it, and place in the gratitude jar.
  • At the end of the month, take out your cards and read them. Recall to mind the blessings, and perhaps even challenges, for which you’ve thanked God.
gratitude jar
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Creative, Entrepreneur & Silly-Heart. Christ has called her to bring the broken to His Sacred Heart. Calls Austin home with her mountain-man husband, Mike, who she loves to travel through life with as well as around the world.

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