If your tween has had a recent birthday or other event where he or she received gifts, help make thank-you writing fun. Encouraging your tween to say “thank you” and acknowledge the efforts of others is one way to teach her the good manners that will last a lifetime and leave the recipient of the card smiling.
What You Do:
- Have your tween use the cardboard from the cereal box to cut out a chocolate kiss shape. She may want to draw the shape on the cardboard first instead of trying to cut it out freehanded.
- Tear off a piece of foil slightly larger than the kiss. Wrinkle it. Cover the kiss in aluminum foil, leaving some of the cardboard on the back of the kiss exposed.
- Put a dab of glue on the exposed cardboard on the back of the kiss and glue the foil wrapped kiss to the front of the greeting card.
- Have your tween cut a rectangular strip of white paper. On it, she should write “thank you” in blue ink. Glue the strip of paper at the top of the kiss.
- Now it is time for your tween to write her thank you note. She might want to write a first draft on a piece of scrap paper. Then she can write the final note inside the card.
Variation: Two or three slightly smaller kisses can be glued to a single card. Overlap the kisses to create visual depth.