Easy Indoor Games for Kids

Letter to a Favorite Author

Help kids send a letter to a favorite author to say what his or her words mean to them. Think about it. Is there an author who writes books that they can't put down or always want read to them? Send a letter, and the author may be pleased or interested enough to write back!

What You'll Need:

  • Stationery or lined paper
  • Pen
  • Envelope
  • Stamp
  • Computer with Internet access (optional)

Step 1: Write the letter. Keep it neat and brief, but tell the kids not to hesitate to tell the writer exactly how they feel. Did the book make them happy? Sad? Thoughtful? Mad? Tell the author.

Step 2: If someone has written a sequel, final scene or new ending to one of the author's books, send that along with the note. Or maybe you have a young artist who would like to send an illustration based on the author's books.

Step 3: Find an address for the author. If you have a computer, you can try looking up the author's name on an Internet search engine. Or you can write to the author in care of the company that published the books. The publisher's address will be inside each book.

Step 4: Address the envelope, add a stamp, and mail the letter. Don't forget to put your return address in the letter and on the envelope so the author can respond.

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