Thank You Notes

Tiny Prints and Chick Fila teamed up to make these adorable lunch notes as part of the kids meal treat. Each thick card has an encouraging friendship quote for kiddos to give to their friends and family. The cards are in closed in a metal tin.

This is actually a prefect treat for this time of year because I can’t tell you how surprised I was to find out how many parents still give kindergarteners lunch notes everyday for school. My husband and I wrote our daughter a note the first day of school then she informed us the second week that kids are still getting notes and she doesn’t know why she isn’t. Parent pressure. I guess.

Though I have to say these notecards are more for kids to give to their friends than family members with sayings like “our friendship is as deep as the ocean .” Still heart warming.

How do you get kids to show their gratitude? Well, after reading the article “10 Ways to Raise a Grateful Kid” By Homa Tavangar most of the ways come down to modeling the kind, thankful behavior.

But if you are looking for a thank you note to give to a friend or family. Do you remember the pressed flower activity? Click here.

Sometimes I have a hard time finding the right words to express that I care so I google it and do you know who has some great phrases to get you started while none other than Hallmark. Check it out here. I know this is cheesy but I like “my heart is still smiling.” It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Art – Card Making

Review

The activity we have in store for today is card making with some of the pressed flowers from yesterday’s 4H challenge activity. If you didn’t catch the pressed flowers activity, check it out here.

Day 9 4H challenge is making and deliver cheery card to senior citizens in the area (if the missed the challenge and want to learn more, see my earlier post, 4H Challenge, here).

The Activity

The finished card has a pressed flower heart with the phrase ‘thinking of you’ below it on a thick paper card.

We started by gluing 2 pieces of paper together to make a strong background for the heart. The dark brown paper complements the white paper making this area stand out on the card.

My daughter outlined a heart on the white paper as a template then added glue within the heart area followed by laying the hydrangea petals to form a heart.

Lastly, my daughter stamps below the heart ‘thinking of you’ in a metallic purple ink before gluing the heart paper to a pre-folded card.

Finished Project

After the cards were made, we contacted our church for a list of senior citizen members that are home abound due to being unable to leave their home without assistance. My MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) group has sent them cards in the past and they truly enjoyed receiving the little note informing them that someone is thinking of them.

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