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September 18, 2018 Holiday Thanks 4 comments

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Christmas is just about a week away, which seems crazy! After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s time for kids to start writing Christmas thank you cards. Kids may dread this (especially if they are a little older!), but there are some fun ways to write thank you notes! Today, I’m sharing 8 creative ways to write your cards!

1. Shaving Cream Thank You Notes

My kids love playing with shaving cream…so why not use it to make cards?! You can read how to make it here.

2. Printable Thank You Notes

If you need an easy idea, these free printable thank you notes would be perfect!

3. Footprint Card

How adorable is this footprint card?! It would take a little work, but it would make a great keepsake for the recipient!

4. Snowman Card

Use a toilet paper roll to create a snowman on a card! So stinkin’ cute!

5. Fill-in-the-Blank Cards

Another easy idea is a fill-in-the-blank card! Kids can have fun decorating the cards.

6. Recycled Card

Use your leftover wrapping paper to create a cute recycled card!

7. Fingerprint Card

Use your child’s fingerprint to make this Christmas light card. I think it’s adorable!

8. Crayon Resist Cards

Write or draw on a card with a white crayon, then paint over it with watercolors to make a crayon resist card!

Hope these ideas will inspire you when it’s time to write thank you cards!

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Teach your child to say thanks with a Simply to Impress kids thank you card that lets your child fill in the blanks!.

One area in which I’ve failed as a mom is teaching my kids to write thank you notes. I can remember my mom sitting us down after Christmas and having us write notes to grandparents and cousins, etc., but when it comes to my own kids I’ve pretty much dropped the ball there. It’s just one of those things that doesn’t get done even though it totally should…so I decided to make it easy on all of us this year with some cute fill-in-the-blank thank you card printables.

These cards are free to download and they’re perfect for kids who are just learning to write. Now instead of sitting next to your kindergartener for half your lifetime spelling out a card full of words at a snail’s pace,  you’ll only have to help her spell a few. And she won’t get discouraged and decide she hates writing thank you notes.

Instead, she might actually think it’s fun.

 

Even kids who are a little older will like the fun designs and the fact that they can finish a thank you note in no time:

 

There are four different versions:

Download the “out of this world” thank you note by clicking here.

Download the “it’s sweet” thank you note by clicking here.

Download the “it’s magical” thank you note by clicking here.

Download the “it rocks” thank you note by clicking here.

Just download the one you want, print it out on cardstock (they come 2 to a page), and cut them out.

Then get your kids thanking everyone who sends them gifts this year, and pat yourself on the back for being a better mom than I’ve been so far. Who know? Grandma might even get thank you notes from my kids this year 🙂

 

 


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Kids can easily compose their thoughts with fill in the blank writing prompts.  Today we have a free printable  that will help with just that.  Kids Activities Blog hopes that this  Thank You Note  helps your child learn to express their gratitude to others for gifts they have received.

Fill in the Blank  

Birthdays and holidays bring many gifts for kids.   I think that it’s so important to teach our children how to show their gratitude for getting these gifts.   Even though Bear {4.5 years} isn’t quite able to write out his own, he is able to sign his name.   Usually I have him narrate what he wants the card to say.   Sometimes it’s on track with the “thank you” topic, sometimes it’s not.

That’s what makes these fill-in-the-blank thank you cards so helpful.   I can read the prompts and he fills in the blanks (I write it, of course).   But for older children, you can give them these to do on their own, which makes the gesture even better!

Free Printable  

All of these cards are 4×6 inches and will print out on photo paper that is that size.   Or you can print them on cardstock, whatever you choose to do.

  • Download the Polka Dot Fill-in-the-Blank card here
  • Download the  Cupcake Fill-in-the-Blank card here
  • Download the  Stripe Fill-in-the-Blank card here
  • Download the Car Fill-in-the-Blank card here
  • Download the  Star Fill-in-the-Blank card here

Thank You Note

  • For younger children, let them draw a picture, even if it’s just scribbles to send to the person who made the day special for them.
  • Take pictures of the child opening the gift.   You can then use photo editing softward to add a little thank you message to the gift-giver.   The photo can be either printed and mailed or sent via email to them.
  • Older children could write an acrostic  poem where each letter of the word starts the sentence.   They could create their poem based on the words “thank you”, the name of the gift, or the name of the gift-giver.

No matter how it’s done, thank you letters not only teach children how to show gratitude, they boost the happiness of the person who recieves it  by making them feel appreciated.

More Kids Activities

Fill in the blank thank you notes make it so easy for kids to express their thankfulness.  We hope this free printable will be helpful for your child.  For more awesome kids activities, check out these great ideas:

“I think the main reason kids ought to write thank you notes is that grateful Learning to fill the blank space on a thank you note after you say.

The Early Childhood Academy

It’s no secret that sending thank you cards is a task every one of us adults should be doing. Writing thank you cards for occasions like weddings and baby showers is a must. Then there are the follow up thank yous for job interviews and birthday gifts, not to mention the business thank you cards — these are a constant in most adults’ lives. Does that mean this is a skill that should be taught early on?

Why should kids send thank you cards?

How early should they start? Is there even a reason to introduce this to the kiddos? We decided to get some outside opinions on this topic from the folks who work with children to the ultimate child experts — parents.

Grateful people are happy people.

“I think the main reason kids ought to write thank you notes is that grateful people are happy people. Gratitude is a key factor in enduring, long-term happiness, and training our children to appreciate what they have and what they receive is an important way to instill this trait in them.”

— Raffi Bilek, LCSW-C — A family therapist and director of the Baltimore Therapy Center.

Not quite old enough to write? Draw pictures.

“There is something to be said about the value of a handwritten note. We, as parents, should be instilling a sense of gratitude in children. Is your child not yet old enough to write? Drawing a picture instead is a nice gesture and you can help write the message. It can also be helpful to model good behavior. Did you receive a gift from a friend or family member? Let your child see you writing this person a thank you note. Take the time to discuss the importance of giving thanks and showing appreciation, not just because it’s the “nice thing to do..”

— Stephanie Leclair, RECE and Curriculum Developer at Tiny Hoppers.

Err on the side of overdoing it.

“There will never be an occasion where it’s a mistake to write a thank-you, so err on the side of overdoing it! And, hand-written notes express a different sentiment than even a thoughtful email. Have your kids pick out thank-you notes that they like, or get them personalized note cards.”

— Susan G. Groner, The Parenting Mentor and author of Parenting: 101 Ways to Rock Your World.

Check out the kids’ thank you cards here

Many benefits with numerous occasions.

“Writing thank you notes can benefit children of all ages in many ways.

1. It instills in children a heart of gratefulness
2. It helps develop writing and reading and cognitive skills.
3. It teaches children manners/proper etiquette.
4. It allows children to be creative
5. It shows respect and appreciation to others.

Proper times to write thank you notes…

1. When they have visited a friend’s house for a playdate
2. When they receive gifts for their birthday or special holiday
3. To their teachers and principal during teacher appreciation week or at the end of the year.
4. To parents, siblings grandparents and/or caregivers on birthdays, National Grandparents Day, etc.
5. To their doctors and nurses if they have been sick.”

— Natalie Pickett, a professional development manager in early childhood education with twelve years experience teaching elementary school and a M..S. in Special Education.

Check out the kids’ thank you cards here

Get them comfortable expressing feelings of gratitude.

“I think that today we all often forget to say thank you, even for the little things. Sometimes we say thank you so infrequently that we feel uncomfortable thanking people for the contributions they make to our lives. Helping our kids to write thank you notes, especially when they receive gifts, gives us an opportunity to teach them the appropriate language to use and help them get comfortable expressing feelings of gratitude as they get older.”

— Jen Panaro is the founder of Honestly Modern, an online brand focusing on sustainable living for modern families.

Mindfulness & gratitude.

“Mindfulness – One of the biggest benefits I’ve seen is that by taking the time to write a note, my children have to take a moment to really think about each gift they got. In the hustle and bustle of a birthday party, the excitement is really just in ripping through presents. But to take time and really think about what it is that they liked about the gift has just helped them be mindful about the fact that someone took the time to think about what they might like.

Gratitude – An obvious answer is gratitude, but I think it goes deeper than just forcing kids to show gratitude. By taking time out of their day to sit and think “Wow this person knew I loved unicorns, so they actually put time and thought into something special for me,” helps my kids feel loved and cared about. It helps them develop a genuine feeling of being grateful that they are loved.”

— Crystal is a mom of two girls and a mom blogger at Crystal Henry Writes.

The art of small talk & the value of others.

“The art of small talk
Learning to fill the blank space on a thank you note after you say “thank you” helps children practice the art of small talk. This skill is invaluable in life and takes practice for most of us.

That manners are about the other person not about you
Why are manners an integral part of society? Manners are not about how you feel, manners are about making the other person feel comfortable and appreciated. It’s valuable for children to learn that the world isn’t just about them.”

— Susan is a mother of three, a parent educator and blog at Organized 31.

Teaching your kids about kindness, gratefulness and a whole slew of other important life lessons is important. Not sure how to start your own thank you card? Check out this post on The Ultimate Guide on How to Write Thank You Notes — in case you need a refresher before teaching the kiddos. And remember, if you didn’t get a chance to run to the store to buy all the thank you card supplies — you can always write thank you cards with Potsable without leaving your couch. Nobody said showing gratitude involved having to go to the post office.

This is all great and dandy, but how?

How do you get your kids to write their thank you notes?

You’ve begged, guilted, and threatened, but getting your kids to write their thank yous is like pulling teeth. Skip all of the crying, hair-pulling, and general parenting madness with these tips:

Break it up. 

Rather than overwhelming your child with having to write all of their thank yous at once, agree upon tackling 2 or 3 at a time. After the first few are written it’ll feel more manageable and your kid will appreciate the routine. Make a list and check off each name once you’re done so your kid can see that they’re making progress.

Set a time and a place.

No one likes to feel rushed, so ditch the nagging and carve out some time to sit down with your child and work on these thank yous together (PS: snacks help).

Keep it short and simple.

Hey, they’re not writing a novel! And depending on your child’s age he or she might feel overwhelmed at the prospect of having to do a lot of writing. A nice 3-sentence thank you is all you need:

  • Sentence 1: Say “thank you” for the gift
  • Sentence 2: Write about why you like it or what you plan to do with it
  • Sentence 3: Tell the giver that you can’t wait to see them soon

Be creative!

Make sure that your child gets to personalize the card to their liking. Whether they get to pick out the design, draw a picture inside, or decorate the envelope, it’s important that they feel like they made the card their own.

kids fill in thank you notes

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