5 Year Olds Can and Should Write Thank You Notes

When you are given a gift it is polite to say ‘thank you’ and it is expected that you will say ‘thank you.’  This is also expected from children and 5 year olds are plenty old enough to send a thank you note when they receive a gift.  Your child could:

  • Draw a picture of himself holding the gift
  • Draw a picture and write a few key words
  • Write a thank you note together with Mom or Dad with the adult writing some of the words and the child writing some of the words

When the note is finished you could help your child address and stamp the note and take it to the post office to mail, or your child could even compose a thank you by email.  The important point is that your child says thank you to the giver.  This is a wonderful time of the year to teach your child the importance of saying ‘thank you’ when given a gift.  If your Kindergartner has not begun to write thank you notes, now is the perfect time to get started.

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Filed under Beginning Readers, First Grade, Kindergarten, Language Arts, Parents, Reading, Responsibility, Social Skills, Writing

One response to “5 Year Olds Can and Should Write Thank You Notes

  1. I think that teaching a child to write a hand written thank-you note gives children a valuable life skill they will benefit from their entire lives.

    Unfortunately it seems to be a lost art these days.

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