Printable Thank You Notes for Children: 12 Days of Christmas

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You want your children to focus on being grateful, not greedy. Use these simple printable thank you notes for children to show appreciation.

This is Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas printables. It’s my thank you for all the support you’ve shown this family-run small business.


So it’s the day after Christmas. Your child has a pile of gifts but doesn’t seem to be as appreciative as you hoped.

You want your child to express gratitude. You want your child to focus on the generosity of others.

While it’s still developmentally appropriate for little children to be self-centered, they can learn to be a gracious gift receiver.

So grab these simple printable thank you notes for children and develop the graciousness in your child.

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Printable Thank You Notes for Children

These printable thank you notes are simple and easy – they are just what your busy family needs.

They are black and white on purpose;  it allows your child to put their personal touch on it when they color the blanks.

Plus, they are brief and come with a sentence starter. This supports early writers with developmentally appropriate expectations.

simple printable thank you note black and white with crayons reads ear grandma thank your for the duplo blocks.

How to Use these Fill-in-the-Blank Note

Since I’m the parent of a struggling writer and I taught dozens of children with writing difficulty, I know how to support children as they write.

Writing is complicated:

But thank you notes can be easy. Your child just needs to fill-in-the-blanks for two simple sentences.

Here’s what to do for independent writers:

  • Print out the notes (scroll down).
  • They are 2 to a page – print as many copies as you need notes.
  • Model one for your child to reference.
  • Let your child write. – made-up spelling is fine!
  • If your child wants help with spelling, I find it easier to work together to spell the words prior to writing. I’ll grab a piece of paper or whiteboard and we’ll say the sounds and write the letters for the tricky word.
  • Encourage coloring the present and drawing a picture of the toy on the back.

Here’s what to do for pre-writers.

  • Your child can dictate and you can write for them.
  • After you write your child’s name, your child can attempt to trace it.
  • Then your child can draw a picture on the back.
  • Your child can color the picture of the present.


Writing thank you notes with children doesn’t need to be hard. Use these simple printable thank you notes for children and let it be easy.

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