I have written before about sending thank you cards, so these past few days Daniel has been making these super quick and easy toddler thank you cards.
I printed the phrase ‘thank you’ onto A4 and got Daniel to decorate with his pens. He was pretty giddy after all the madness of Christmas so this was a nice activity to get him to sit and be a little calmer for a short while.
We use the crayola pens as they are really easy to wipe away when the (inevitably!) end up on hands and clothes and the table. Daniel had great fun using all the colours and drawing across the text.
When he had finished I cut the words out into rectangles and put them onto the front of some card (I halved piece of A4 card for this). I fixed them with paper tape (I like the packs you can get in Ikea – really well priced and perfect for little craft activities like this).
Once I had done all these Daniel decorated the cards with star stickers. These sheets of stickers were a bargain from Asda in the post new school year sales – I think they cost me 10p for over 1000 stickers! Daniel love sticking these onto the cards, and as they are only small it was great for developing those fine motor skills as they are a little trickier to place than the other types of stickers we generally use.
I think the finished card looks really nice, and it was really quick and easy to put together.