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!

{ 2 comments }

Daffodil June 4, 2011 at 4:56 am

I just finished making a kit like this for my son — thank you for the spectacular idea! Because he’s not a reader yet, I made an address book from a $2 photo album from Target. One side has a photo (grandparents, uncles, friends, cousins, whoever) and the other side has a stack of labels with the recipient’s address on them. He can fish out a label and put it on the envelope by himself — which is perfect, because while he can write, he can’t write small enough to get a whole address on an envelope. Thank you so much for the idea — it’s been a great addition to our world!

Tanya Hauck November 15, 2011 at 3:58 am

Thanks for the idea – I am going to do this for my younger niece’s and my daughter for Christmas. With 15 nieces and nephews, i am always looking for an aconomical and unique item. The girls will LOVE this!

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