Thank You Worksheet
Worksheet published on June 26th, 2018
Worksheet updated on August 20th, 2021
When working with kids, especially those who have behavioral problems, it can be a challenge to teach empathy and healthy socialization skills. Being able to express gratitude and appreciation for others helps a child relate to their peers and teaches them how to identify positive qualities within themselves.
When a child can express appreciation, they can learn how to relate to others and build social skills for healthy relationships. This helps to improve self-esteem and promotes a healthy self-image.
About This Worksheet
This is the Thank You worksheet. On this worksheet, a child learns how to express appreciation for the people in their life.
By learning how to express appreciation and acknowledgment for positive qualities in others, the child learns how to empathize and socialize. This worksheet begins the process of learning how to express appreciation for others by guiding the child through a process of expressing positivity.
This worksheet is intended to be used with children up to 8 years old. It is a group activity that involves splitting group members up into pairs.
Have each child pair up with a partner. It would be beneficial to partner the children up with peers that they do not typically socialize with.
Instruct each child to complete each sentence to express appreciation toward their partner. Then, allow the children to draw a picture of their favorite things to share with their partners.
After each child has finished their sentences and drawings, have them share what they wrote and drew with their partner. Allow time at the end of the session for the group members to talk about the experience and what they learned about their partner.