Thank You Notes

Lesson #12032

Create an accordion-folded thank you note to use all year.

Create a cleverly folded thank you note that can be sent for every gift, favor or special deed received.

Students will enjoy making and sending these fast and simple thank you notes, and will be reminded to be grateful for the good things in their lives.

11162-3IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Circus Alphabet, Capital Letters - 3 Inch A11007-Sizzix Bigz Die - Hearts #2
Adhesive, Construction paper, Pen (white correction), Scissors
Adhesive, Construction paper, Pen (white correction), Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the Circus Alphabet to spell out the words ‟thank you” from assorted colors of construction paper.
  2. Cut three 4" x 12" strips from white construction paper. Fold each strip in half and then in half again, accordion style.
  3. Place adhesive on the back side of the end flap on one strip. Lay this flap over the top of the first flap of the second strip.
  4. Place adhesive on the back side of the end flap on the second strip, and adhere it to the first flap of the third strip.
  5. Die-cut the Hearts #2 shapes using red and pink construction paper.
  6. Cut a thin strip of black construction paper, and use a white correction pen to create white stripes.
  7. Adhere the strip to two Hearts, and trim the edges.
  8. Attach a letter to each folded segment with a Heart between the words. 
  9. Decorate the front of the note with a Heart, and add a special message to the last folded segment (Main Photo).

Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
Achievement Standard:

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
Achievement Standard:

  • Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks


Language Arts English
NL-ENG.K.12.12 Applying Language Skills

  • Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).


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