Paper Activities

Personal Headlines

Kids are always informed with this paper activity.
Kids are always informed with this paper activity.

This paper activity helps kids' friends and family stay up to date by delivering personal headlines right into their mailboxes!

What You'll Need:

  • Old newspapers
  • Scissors
  • Card stock (cut in 4x6-inch pieces)
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Postage stamps

Who are your kids? Where have they been? What are their hobbies? This fun fact-finding activity will help kids express themselves -- and share those expressions with the people who love them.

Have your kids go through a pile of old newspapers, cutting out and gathering words that express who they are, what they've done, and how they feel.

Step 1: Creatively position and glue those headlines on a side of a 4x6-inch piece of card stock. Make sure that all the edges are glued down securely so they can't be ripped off.

Step 2: Decorate those words with colorful markers, if desired.

Step 3: Once the glue and ink are dry (plan for overnight drying time in most climates), add a stamp, an address, a quick "hello" to the back of the card, and drop it in a mailbox.

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