Fun Toddler Thank You Cards

After the girls’ birthday, I wanted to send thank you cards for all the gifts they’d received. This is something I hope to get Jessica and Emily to do in the future. As they have just turned three, writing  is a tad optimistic so I decided to get them to create wax resist designs and I wrote the message.

I found some old envelopes and cut white card to fit. On each I wrote ‘Thank You’ in thick wax crayons. To ensure the letters came out clearly, I went over each a few times. I then prepped an area with small pots of water, pallet paints and thick paintbrushes.

Artbox 12 jumbo size wax crayons set of 12 assorted colours
18-Block Artist Watercolour Paint Set in Metal Tin

The girls chose one colour at a time to paint over the wax. This was a really simple activity but they loved it and it created an effective personal card. Jess whizzed through them whilst Emily took her time.

Thank you cards

Watching paint dry

When they were dry, Jess and Emily chose which colour should go to who. Nannie got red as that’s her favourite colour and Nin got green to match her eyes. I asked them what they liked about each gift and tried to encorporate this into the message.

Next we looked through my ancient, tatty address book to find everyone’s address. At the moment the girls are fascinated by writing and love to spot numbers and letters they know. Emily wanted to write the address too so I gave her some paper and pen to copy me.

In total, this probably took about an hour which I don’t think is much time to give up to show our gratitude. By designing our own cards, hopefully the girls will find the process fun and writing thank you cards won’t become a chore.

Do you send thank you cards and if so when did they start writing them?

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18 thoughts on “Fun Toddler Thank You Cards

  1. We always try to send thank you cards after Christmas and birthdays. Last Christmas I arranged all of my sons presents into letters to spell Thank You, sat him next to them and took a photo. Printed enough out, clued them to cards and voila! Really effective and quick! I think it encourages good manners and it’s alwaysgood for them to see writing for a genuine purpose.

  2. I must admit we are absolutely rubbish at sending thank you cards! I’m going to try and make more of an effort though. This is a really lovely idea. My son is really into art and craft at the moment so I’m sure that we can have fun making these in the run up to Christmas! #AnythingGoes

  3. What a great idea!! I love anything personalised or handmade so these are right up my street and would be perfect even for my 4yr old as she hates me asking her to draw something nice on a card! 🙂


  4. Personal thank you cards are so lovely and it looks like the girls had a lot of fun making them too
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

  5. This is a really lovely idea, I have to admit I’m a bit rubbish at sending thank you cards. I always acknowledge and thank people for gifts and cards but this is a much nicer way x
    Thanks for joining #Blogstravaganza

  6. Love this idea! I’m trying to do more craft activities with my girls these days as I’m not great at arty stuff. This is something I may actually manage to do! X #blogstravaganza

  7. What a brilliant idea! Make my version of photocopying one picture several times look like the easy way out! Apologies for the late comment, holidays got in the way, better late than never! Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope to see you on Tuesday!

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