Free Printable Thank You Cards for Kids and How to Make it Fun

Last Updated on

Posts may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated if you make a purchase using my link.

Free printable thank you cards for kids can turn the task of writing thank you cards into something your kids can actually enjoy.  When my kids were little, it was like pulling teeth to get them to sit at the table and actually write out thank you cards after Christmas for a handful of presents.This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Free Printable Thank You Cards for Kids and How to Make it Fun

Free Printable Thank You Cards for Kids

I realize now that there were things I could have done to make the entire process of writing thank you cards more fun for everyone. Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years including some fun, free printable thank you cards for kids.  

What you need to start working on your thank you cards for kids

Thank you cards – I have several free options below that you can print out. Or, if you prefer, you can order fill in the blank cards if you prefer. These unicorn thank you cards are really cute.

Gel pens – I prefer writing cards with gel pens because they are bright and colorful but don’t smudge or bleed like markers do.

Get organized first

Make sure that you have cards, envelopes, return address labels, pencils or pens, stickers and whatever else your child will need before you begin.  Waiting for mom to find something is not fun.

Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count, Adult ColoringCrayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count, Adult ColoringGelPenz 48-Count Gel Pens in Clear Plastic Case for Adult Coloring Books, 48 Unique ColorsGelPenz 48-Count Gel Pens in Clear Plastic Case for Adult Coloring Books, 48 Unique ColorsSargent Art 22-1581 50-Count Fine Tip Washable Marker PacksSargent Art 22-1581 50-Count Fine Tip Washable Marker Packs

Don’t try to do it all at once

Don’t expect your child to write a huge stack of thank you cards all in one sitting.  Have them write a few at a time.

Phone calls are good too

Allow them to call and thank relatives they are close to.  A phone call to Grandma may be the perfect incentive to write the other four thank you cards.

Be flexible

Let them write the thank you cards the way they want with crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.  It’s the thought that counts. Let them make a thank you picture if they are not yet secure with their writing and spelling skills.

Fill in the Blank Thank You Notes for Kids - Confetti Polka Dot Flat Card and Envelopes - 4.25 X 5.5 Inches - Pack of 15Fill in the Blank Thank You Notes for Kids – Confetti Polka Dot Flat Card and Envelopes – 4.25 X 5.5 Inches – Pack of 15Thank You Note Cards - Kids Fill in the Blank Style - Blue Ombre - Flat Card Size 4.25 X 5.5 Inches - Pack of 15Thank You Note Cards – Kids Fill in the Blank Style – Blue Ombre – Flat Card Size 4.25 X 5.5 Inches – Pack of 1525 Chalkboard Kids Thank You Cards, Fill In Thank You Notes For Kid, Blank Personalized Thank Yous For Birthday Gifts, Stationery For Children Boys and Girls25 Chalkboard Kids Thank You Cards, Fill In Thank You Notes For Kid, Blank Personalized Thank Yous For Birthday Gifts, Stationery For Children Boys and Girls

Fun free cards

Use free printable thank you cards for kids instead of trying to get them to use thank you cards made for adults. Here are a few places I found free printable cards.

Encourage your child to be creative

Maybe they would rather make a collage, a salt dough thank you ornament, or record a song to say thank you.  As long as the person is thanked for their gift, does it matter how?

How do you make writing thank you cards fun for your child? Or are you only concerned that they get done? Have you ever used free printable thank you cards for kids instead of the store purchased variety?


Opt In Image
Subscribe Today!

Get your free copy of my 21 Budget Healthy Eating Tips when you sign up for my newsletter today!



Comments

  1. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
    I think teaching them common courtesy like this is SO important! 
  2. These will be great for my 7 year old! Thanks for sharing!
  3. We usually just e-mail thank yous... this post makes me feel like we need to get more creative! Thanks for the ideas!!
  4. Great post! Especially after the holidays, a lot of us become busy with the start of a new school year, going back to work, getting organized and other obstacles and sometimes we forget about writing Thank-You cards! Thanks for the resources (:
  5. We often use photos of a party or the kids holding the item as thank you cards. It makes it personal.
  6. I have gotten lazy with the thankyous, thanks for the reminder!
  7. Heather ~ Acting Balanced says
    This is the first year that Liam has actually written thank you cards himself... and Erik is still too little, so I try to take a picture of them wearing or using their gift and have them draw a picture to go with it as a thank you!

Speak Your Mind

*