The reasons for having my son write Thank You cards are starting to build up and so is his resistance to doing them. Last year we made the cards shown in the picture. While they are more personal than a store-bought card, he still has to write out the message…and a fight ensues. So we broke out of the traditional; I asked him how he would like to express his thanks, express what he’s feeling. Here are ten alternatives we’ve come up with to make giving thanks more enjoyable:
1. Write an acrostic poem.
2. Draw a picture of himself/herself using the gift or doing the activity for which he’s grateful.
3. Sing a song for the person or people. If you child can’t sing it live, record your child singing and send it as a file, CD, or DVD.
4. Have your child choose a special song and make up a dance. If he can’t perform it live, record and send it.