Thanks, Heroes & Heroines

Thanks, Heroes & Heroines lesson plan

Heroes and heroines are people who step up to help in stressful, challenging times. Connect with helpers by creating a card to express your thanks.

  • 1.

    Who are your heroes and heroines? Brainstorm a list of people who lent you or someone you know a helping hand. What people are helping others anywhere in the world? Write your list with Crayola Washable Markers.

  • 2.

    Choose one person on your list to thank. Fold construction paper in half to make your card.

  • 3.

    Draw pictures or write words on the front with Crayola Crayons and your markers. Cut out paper shapes with Crayola Scissors and attach them to the card with a Crayola Glue Stick if you wish. Add details and lots of color.

  • 4.

    Open the card and write words of thanks. Sign your name. Give or mail your card to your hero or heroine.


  • Children brainstorm a list of their heroes and heroines.
  • Children design and produce a card of thanks for their hero or heroine.
  • Children connect with helpers by sharing their thanks.


  • Create a class book of heroes and heroines. Design at least one page each. Share the book with your families. Invite them to add people who have helped them.
  • How can you step up and help others? Become a hero/heroine yourself!
  • Children who have disabilities may appreciate assistance with folding, cutting, or writing. Encourage other students to help.
  • Assessment: Each child creates and delivers a colorful card with kind words of gratitude.