Pen Pal Activities for Kids


Opinion Letter

Your opinion is important -- it's time to speak your mind. Write an opinion letter!

What You'll Need:

  • Notebook paper
  • Pen
  • Envelope
  • Stamp
  • Newspaper

Has a news event ever made you mad? Has crime ever made you afraid? Has a sports hero ever made you proud? Why not tell your community how you feel?

Write a letter to your local newspaper. Explain which current event made you think, and just what those thoughts were. End your opinion letter with your name, your age, and your phone number.

Mail it to the editor of your local paper. Then watch the editorial page to see if your words make it into print.

Keep reading for a pen pal project that will get your whole family in on the act.

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