Pen Pal Activities for Kids

Family Newsletter

They'll love your family newsletter.
They'll love your family newsletter.
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Stop the presses and file a report on your family's latest news by creating your own family newsletter.

What You'll Need:

  • Typing paper
  • Computer and printer (or typewriter and copy machine)
  • Postage stamps
  • Envelopes

Have you ever heard your mother complain about how Aunt Lucy never writes? Does Grandma Jane talk about how your mother never calls? You can bring the whole family together by writing and distributing this fun family newsletter.

Step 1: Ask your parents for the addresses, birthdays, and anniversaries of all your relatives. Then drop your relatives notes asking them what's been happening in their lives.

Step 2: Once you get your answers, write short reports on each family group and add a reminder box of their special dates.

Step 3: Print out copies for each family, and drop them in the mail -- or send an e-mail.

Before you know it, you'll be getting announcements from your long-lost Uncle Harold -- not to mention thank-you notes from Aunt Lucy who never writes.

Read on for a pen pal activity that shows how to put your own creative stamp on the next envelope you mail.

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