Do your kids write thank you notes?
Today I’m sharing some kids thank you note tips that will help your kids easily write a thank you note!
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Hand-written thank you notes are becoming rarer and rarer these days, but I think that writing a thank you note is an important thing for kids to learn. Thank you cards are a great way for kids to focus on someone else rather than on themselves. Thank you cards teach kids to show gratitude and to be thankful for what they were given. Writing thank you notes is also a great way for kids to sharpen their writing and spelling skills too!
As a mom of four kids, I know that sometimes it can be difficult for kids to be motivated to write thank you notes for gifts they’ve received. I’ve learned a few tips and tricks with my kids and my students that have made it easier to motivate them to write thank you notes, and I’d love to share them with you! Plus, there’s an awesome giveaway at the end of this post, so be sure to enter!
This post is sponsored by Expressionery.com. All opinions are always 100% my own.
Kids thank you note tips:
* Don’t wait! Have your kids write their thank you cards a day or two after the party, holiday, etc., when the gift and emotions of receiving that gift are fresh in their minds. They will be more excited and motivated to write their thank you card when they are still really excited about their gift.
* Fun Supplies! Let’s be honest, it’s going to be a lot easier for a kid to want to write a thank you note if they have cool thank you cards to write on! ……….. Stickers. stamps, markers, and even glitter (if you’re feeling adventurous) are fun ways to get your kids excited about writing those thank you cards!
Personalized cards are a great way to get kids writing. Who doesn’t like seeing their name on stationery or cards? Expressionery recently sent me my own personalized stationery, as well as some adorable kids thank you notes and labels, all designed by the talented Laura Kelly. Everything was adorable and was of high quality. I can’t wait to start using it all!
* Discuss! Take a few minutes and talk with your child about why they like their gift. What is their favorite thing about it? What are they going to do with it? Where will they keep it? These are all great things to include in the thank you note! It will be much easier for your child to sit down and write if you talk about the gift first with them.
* Be specific! Instead of saying “thank you for the gift,” encourage your child to be specific. “Thank you so much for the pink teacup set you gave me” sounds much better, doesn’t it?
* Mail it! While it may be easier to just hand the thank you note to a relative or friend, it is much more fun for the receiver to get the card in the mail! Handwritten mail is rare these days, and it would be a nice surprise for the receiver to get a card in the mail from your child. Also, kids love sending mail and putting the stamp on, so it will be more motivating to them as well. It’s a win-win!
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