Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Gift Thank You Copywork

If you have children and your extended family is anything like mine, you were probably the recipient of great generosity over the past couple of weeks.  My children are very young, so they don't understand this generosity, but we are trying to teach them to be thankful for the things that they are given, so I am having my three year old write thank you notes to the people who have him presents.  I know that thank you notes are not always customary for Christmas gifts, but I think this is a great way to help your children remember that people actually thought of them and spent their money on these gifts.  It is also good to get your child in the habit of writing thank you notes so it will be automatic as they get older.  For any age child, it is good penmanship practice and a good opportunity to either teach or practice letter formatting.

I am having my son copy the sentence at the top of the sheet below and then write his name at the bottom.  I will fill in the rest of the page (recipient name at the top and the detail of the note on the middle lines).  If you have a child who is learning to write and a child who can write on their own fairly well, have the older child write the more detailed part on the middle lines.


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I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with your family and friends!  If you are breaking from school, enjoy these last few days before we all (officially) get back to the books =)


Happy Writing

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16 comments:

  1. Love this! Will print a couple for my little ones!

    We're enjoying a nice break until Monday. Then it's full schedules for two weeks....then break for the wedding! :)

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  2. Well not much could be better than a wedding =) Hope you can keep focused until then!

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  3. Amy, I am glad to see your creativity. It is so important to teach our children to be thankful and give recognition of that thankfulness in a tangible way. You are starting early, and I think that is one of the keys to success! Thank you so much for sharing your good idea. I hope you will contribute regularly these helpful ideas.

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  4. Thank you, Jacqueline! Sometimes I hesitate to contribute because my posts are not completely relevant, but I do hope that they will encourage somebody =)

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  5. LOVE this! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Super cute Thank You note! If only my printer was hooked up and I had ink, lol!

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  7. Cute. I'm sharing this idea with my sister.

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  8. What a fun printout. I need to be more on top of things in this respect. So glad you shared n Monday Madness.

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  9. Kristina, that's hilarious...I don't think I could live without my printer!

    Ladies, thank you for your kind comments =)

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  10. THis is great - thanks!! I love having kids writing for a purpose =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

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  11. What a great way to teach thankfulness :) I would like to invite you to link this or any other kid-friendly posts that you have to Sharing Saturday link party :)

    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-am-thrilled-to-be.html

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  12. Mia, I'll come check out your linky party. Thanks for visiting =)

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  13. WOW I wish I saw these earlier. What a wonderful template. Thanks so much!

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  14. Well, you can always pin it for next year ;) Thanks for visiting!

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  15. I love this idea. I write thank you notes for my daughter since she doesn't write letters yet, but she always colors on them to personalize them from her. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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