Writing Activities for Kids

Cards of Wonder

Cards of wonder help kids reach out to their favorite authors in a time-honored fashion. Teach your children to send homemade thank-you cards to their favorite authors.

How to Make Cards of Wonder

What You'll Need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Pen

Step One: A good book is like a good friend. Reading about people in other countries can make you feel like you're actually in that place. Make a homemade thank-you card to send to a favorite author of a story set in another place or about people of a nationality different from yours.

Step Two: Fold a piece of construction paper into quarters to make a greeting card shape. With markers, draw characters and scenes from the story on the outside of the card.

Step Three: Inside the card, write down all the things you liked about the story and how glad you are that the author wrote it.

Step Four: You can send your card to the author in care of the company that published the book. Did the book surprise you? Teach you something new? Let the author know!

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Cards of Wonder by Lisa Lerner and Kersten Hamilton