Why should kids send happy mail..?
Everyone loves receiving happy mail!
It’s wonderful for kids to be able to send happiness to their friends and family. Happy mail encourages creativity. It’s a super fun way to practice reading and writing outside of school, especially over the Summer holidays.
And the more happy mail you send, the more you receive!
A few ideas of what to send:
- Stamps (cute, used ones, or new ones to make it easier for your friend to reply)
- A photo or picture that you took, drew or painted yourself
- Start a game of mail tag
- Art supplies (especially anything small and light)
- Decorate it with bright washi tape (The Paperdashery stocks flamingo, airplane, dinosaur, neon, astronaut and even panda washi tape)
- Your favourite joke or poem
- Hand made origami
- Postcards from fun places you have visited recently
- Face paints
- Playing cards/top trumps
- Temporary tattoos
- A book that you enjoyed reading recently
Fun & unusual happy mail for kids ideas:
- Write and send a teeny tiny letter or parcel
- Make see-through postcards
- Create DIY postcards made from cereal boxes
- Theme happy mail around your friend’s favourite movie, song or hobby
- Blow up a balloon and get someone to hold it shut for you while you write a message on it, then deflate and send to your friend. They will have to blow the balloon up in order to read the message.
- Play spy and write a note with invisible ink for your special agent friend to reveal by holding it up to a light bulb.
- Send a frisbee!
Writing happy mail is a great activity for kids on a rainy day. Why not give it a try with your kids and see what their friends are inspired to send back..?
Disclosure: This is a guest post from my lovely friend, Gude Hudson-Gool, The Paperdashery.