Lesson Plan Title : Thank You Mr. Elf

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: We often talk about Santa when we talk about gifts, but what about all his elf workers? In this writing activity, students practice writing thank you cards by sending one to Mr. Elf thanking him for all his hard work in making the toys.

Objective: The student will be able to write a thank you card using the correct form and punctuation.


Construction paper

Markers and crayons

Writing journals


Have your students write a thank you card to Mr. Elf thanking him for all the hard work he does throughout the year to make sure that the toys are ready for Christmas eve. Have them write a rough draft in their writing journals. Once they have gone through the writing process, have them create a thank you card and write their final draft in their journals.

Wrap Up:

You will have to determine where your students are in their beliefs about elves. If appropriate, consider mailing the cards to the North Pole.