Thank you notes have always been important to me but for the younger child who isn’t writing well, thank you notes are a difficult task. They’re time consuming and not as personal since the parent has to write them. These traceable thank you notes help a child write their own note and practice their printing at the same time.
To make a traceable thank you note, use Word or another word processing program to print the message that will go on the card. I sized the document the same as my card, put the text in a text box, and rotated it so that it would print properly on my card.
Use a font that is easily traceable. For these cards, I used Print Clearly Dashed. I also like Primary Penmanship Lined but it prints with a much bolder font, making the child’s letters harder to see.
Depending on the font, the words will show very lightly on the card …
… allowing the child to trace over them.
When the tracing is complete, you can add a photo to the front of the card or have the child draw a picture.