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Thank You Cards


Help your child develop an attitude of gratitude with this activity.

  • Target Age:  2-5 
  • Learning Goals: Expression of appreciation to others; Creativity; Literacy; Dexterity
  • Related Episode: Episode 114: Thank You Grandpere Tiger!/ Neighborhood Thank You Day

 

Materials

  • Sheets of paper
  • paper or an index card
  • pencils, markers, or crayons
  • Magazine pictures or stickers (optional) ,Glue (optional)
  • Envelope

Directions

Fold the paper or index card in half to make a card.

With your help, have your child think about someone who has done something nice or helpful for him or her. The card could be addressed to:

  •  Parent, brother, or sister
  • Grandparent, neighbor, or friend
  • Babysitter, child-care provider, or preschool teacher
  • Mail carrier
  • Crossing guard

Ask your child what kind of thank you message he or she would like to write in the card. A younger child might dictate the words to you. Older children may be able to write a message or sign their own names.

Have your child decorate the front of the card with a drawing, magazine pictures, or stickers.

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