Thanks, Heroes & Heroines


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.

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.


  • 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.

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Lesson Plans

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crayola supplies
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper



  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Special Needs


  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts


  • 30 to 60 minutes


  • 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.


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