Sorry this is coming so late but allergies got the best of me this weekend and I almost didn't teach this lesson. But I toughed it out and it all went really well.
On my table I had a canning jar, a couple of the journal jars I'd made, an old black & white picture, a few of my journals, and a violin (goes with the story in the lesson).
I had the journal entries in the lesson printed out separately and the girls each took turns reading an entry. I also printed out questions from the lesson so that everyone would participate.
This is what I attached to each quote/question from the lesson that the girls got. Needless to say everyone was anxious to help out with the lesson.
These are Hershey Nuggets covered with a "journal entry" I created in Photoshop.
I found a background paper that looked like lined notebook paper, chose a font that looked like handwriting (I used Pea Valerie), and wrote a little entry. This is one strip of paper over both nuggets. Then attach them to a dark brown card stock and add a little ribbon for a book mark.
This is what my entry said
As a handout I made each girl a journal jar to help encourage them to write in their journals even when they feel like they have nothing to write about.
I wanted a antique kind of feel for the jars so I used burlap and lace and made my paper flower out of graduating circle punches.
The quote I attached to the jars is the one found at the end of the lesson.