Create a Letter-Writing Kit for Kids

by Amy on May 10, 2011

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Every day, my daughters excitedly walk to the mailbox and check to see if they received any letters. There is just something special about receiving a hand-written note in the mail. I love it, too!

Writing letters is a wonderful way to maintain connections with family and friends. And, letter-writing provides meaningful reading and writing practice.

To make letter-writing a regular part of our weekly routine, I put together a kit with all the supplies we need. Toddlers and preschoolers can use a kit like this alongside mom or dad, and older kids can develop independence with all the helpers and fun inspiration.

We keep our letter-writing kit in an inexpensive plastic envelope from the office supply store. I added a ribbon handle, just for fun. Its portable, so the girls can take it to their desks, or we can throw it in the car when were heading out on vacation. A basket, caddy, or small suitcase would work as well.

Want a peek at the goodies in our letter writing kit? Head over to Simple Kids for all the details and a free download, too!

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