This educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Get your letter-writing supplies organized and let your kids enjoy some old-school fun!
Do you love getting letters in the mail? Do you want to send off a quick note to a friend, but tend to lose necessary supplies? Wish there was an easier way??
Try making your own letter-writing kit!
Gather letter-writing supplies from around the house, and place them in a large envelope or shoe box.
What’s in the letter-writing kit, you ask?
Here are some ideas of what to include:
- pens and pencils
- various stationary and cards (better yet, make your own!)
- stamps and return-address labels
- for younger kids, try including homemade flash cards with frequently used words for letter writing
- alphabet stamps and stamp pad (we love the Melissa & Doug Jumbo Stamp Pad)
Once your kit is complete, close up your envelope.
Then decorate your kit with stickers!
The next time you want to write a letter, you will have everything you need in one handy place!
Valerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” to her on Facebook!