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Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Jar Printable

Recently a reader requested a printable for this jar. {Original post here} I hadn’t saved it, but decided it was time to update mine anyway, so I’m making behaviors examples for the Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Jar Printable available to my readers. Some of the positive/negative behaviors listed are more specific to my group, but tried to make most of them general, so they could be used in any early childhood group. There’s also a blank page to create your own. If you have suggestions, let me know! I will add them. Thanks for the email {and your patience} Sarah @ Miss A’s Kindergarten!

Thumbs up thumbs down Jar and printable

Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Jar Printable

Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Jar Printable


Use the Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Jar Printable to create scenarios to introduce to the children. They can help determine if the scenario is a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”. They get to participate and decide if the behavior is a good choice. It helps reinforce your expectations and build community. In mixed age groups, you will notice the older ones will remind the younger ones (or whomever needs reminding) when they see a “thumbs down” behavior happening. It is an effective way to manage your group and get a little help too!

Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Jar Printable

3 pages of printable phrases

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Thursday 16th of September 2021

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Kristen Kenny

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

Any chance you can email me pages? It is "blocked" at work due to government restrictions


Sunday 25th of May 2014

Lots of wasted time trying to do this and it never printed.


Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

I'm sorry this has been your experience. The file is downloadable, many people have used it. I tried replying to your email but it was returned. I'm sorry I can not help you more, I'm unsure what you need. It's a PDF file and then you should be able to just print it after you save it to your computer. Let me know if I can help you with this. (I see how that your email address has an extra letter - may that's why it didn't go through to you).


Thursday 10th of October 2013

Hello, I would love to download these for use in my classroom but scribed is blocked (for some crazy reason) in Turkey where I live. Is there another place where they can be found? Thanks!

Sarah Adams

Wednesday 29th of August 2012

Thank you so much for posting them! These come at the opportune time for me as my kids are still trying to learn their boundaries :) Haha! I truly appreciate your hard work on this!!

SarahMiss A's Kindergarten