I asked the middle school students I taught in Romania to collage what they were thinking.
I had the students draw their faces or themselves as best as they could, and then add a giant thinking bubble above their heads. Then they glued down pictures from magazines that represented what they were thinking.
Here I am with several students as they find magazine pictures for their thinking bubbles.
The artwork may be a springboard for sharing stories, or to just start a conversation, and possibly have a time of prayer.