Classroom Freebies

End of the Year Thank You Activities

Making some thank you cards to show your appreciation for staff and others that have helped you through the year, is an educationally relevant activity, plus a great way to teach this valuable life skill.  I find that children are anxious to make something for these individuals, as they have truly come to care for them.

The "Thank you 'berry' much for lending a helping hand!" strawberry card, is a quick, easy and fun end-of-the-year appreciation "craftivity" to do with your kiddos.   It's especially "sweet" for secretaries and classroom volunteers.  

Trace one of your student's hands to make the leaves, flip the card up, add a group "Thank you!" photo and have all of your kiddos sign the back.  

Another option in my Thank You! Appreciation packet is a cute "Teachers take a hand, open a mind, and touch a heart" poster, which makes a wonderful keepsake card. 

Simply mount it on construction paper and have all of the children sign it, or send the note home to parents (included in the packet) and enlist their help. 

They trace their child's hand and jot down a message on it.  You glue the hands around the poster, or inside, as additional pages to a stapled card.  

Click on the link to pop over to my blog to grab these "You're Appreciated!" FREEBIES. 
From Diane, over at