Thank You Kiss Activity

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Updated on Aug 23, 2013

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 Need:

  • An old cereal box
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue
  • Blank greeting cards
  • White paper
  • Blue pen

What You Do:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.