Thinking Of You Week in the classroom
A handwritten card has been shown to have far greater emotional impact than any form of e-communication. As cards are displayed in the home, they also provide a lasting reminder of the sender and of the positive message written inside, reinforcing a state of well-being.
Writing a card actively promotes empathy, helps with emotional communication and conveys the value of doing something special for others, as well as being a fun way to practice handwriting!
Ideas and Inspiration for school activities
Cards for classmates
Involve the whole school
This resource has received 5* reviews from teachers. Art, design and history come together in this ‘Thank you’ card-making project dedicated to the Egyptian sun god, Ra.
Children will learn about paper-making, the origins of writing and, in a specially designed power point presentation included in the resource, learn about Ancient Egyptian art and culture, expressed through the art and artefacts discovered in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Hurrah for Ra! comprises three one-hour lessons in total, starting with a session on Ancient Egyptian history, stylised art and paper-making, which sets up the historical context and the greeting card making project.