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Thank You Note Tips for Kids By Emma

Thank You Note Tips for Kids

Thank You Note Tips for Kids

My name is Emma and my mom let me write this guest post for her. I hope you will share it with your kids. I am 9 years old and in 4th grade. I noticed that adults get really happy when you show that you appreciate your gift. When we receive gifts my mom is always asking for me to write a thank you note. I have had lots of experience writing thank you notes, so I decided to write a post on how to write the perfect thank you note for kids.

Step 1.

When you write your thank you note you always have to write the date in the top right hand corner. Not just 1-6-16 you want to actually want to write it out. For example, January 11, 2016.

Step 2.

To show that you are writing to them you want to start with dear. Like this, Dear Emma. After you write your dear whoever you are writing to you add a comma. For example, Dear Emma,. Then you skip a line and indent. Indenting is when you don’t start at the end of the line, you start your word two fingers in from the edge.

Step 3.

To start your thank you note you start with an opener. For example, Thank you so much for whatever they got you. After that you could just go on and say why you like it, but I think it is nice to say something like, I appreciate you getting it for me, or I use it all the time. So the person that is reading it will think that you really enjoyed it!

Step 4.

You should always tell the person why you loved the gift so much, or what you love to do with the gift. You could say, I wear my new dress all the time! Or I love to draw with my markers all the time! But don’t just copy me, say what you loved about your gift.

Step 5.

You need a closer. A closer is a sentence that wraps up your writing. You could say, thank you so much again! Or you could say, I hope I see you again soon. Whatever you want to say to wrap your writing up.

Step 6.

End you writing with Love, Emma, but with your name. You could also say sincerely, gratefully, your friend, or yours truly. There are so many other things you could say but I couldn’t name them all because there’s so many. Thank you for reading my post! I hope you share it with your kids!

Here is an example of one of my thank you notes:



A Child’s Book Review of Wonder

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My girlfriend raved about the children’s book Wonder after reading it aloud with her girls, similar in ages to mine. She told me the book is so profound and so moving it should be required reading in school.

With a recommendation like that, I ran straight to Amazon to order it for my daughter and my 8-year-old fell in love with her first book. She likes to read but I had never witnessed her love a book like she loved this one. I thought it might be fun for her to write her own Wonder review for other kids.


Hi my name is Emma! I am 8 years old, 9 in June and I am in third grade. I love to write but also read and do gymnastics. I read this book called Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It was so good I almost cried when it ended. I had never read a book I felt that way about.

Wonder Review by Emma, age 8

The book is about a 10 year old boy named August but his friends and family call him Auggie.

Auggie is very different from all of his friends. He is different because his face is deformed. Auggie has been homeschooled because he has had 27 surgeries but now his parents thought he was ready to go to school. When Auggie first went to school most of the children were mean to him because he looks different from them.

Auggie meets a girl named Summer at lunch on the first day of school.  They say their names are alike because August is in Summer. Summer made things different for him because she was a true friend.

The lesson in this book is you have to be nice to to people even if they look different because they are still a person.

I think all kids and even adults should read Wonder because it is just an amazing book!!!!!!!

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