Letters don’t have to be pen on paper in an envelope. There are lots of ways to mix things up and keep your child laughing and looking forward to mail call each day.
- Send funny greeting cards instead of traditional letters.
- Send notes on non-traditional items, like the back of take out menus, napkins, wallpaper samples.
- Write a collage-style letter by clipping words out of magazines and gluing them into sentences.
- Type up a letter, cut the sentences apart, and have your child put them back together.
- Write a letter with blank spaces for certain words and include a word bank for your child to use to fill in the blank.
- Write in crayon.
- Include fun items to share with their cabinmates:
- Lists of camp jokes, knock knock jokes, cat/dog/your favorite animal jokes
- Box scores from a favorite team
- Interesting newspaper articles
- Word jumbles, crosswords, Sudoku, etc.
- Internet memes
- Funny dog/cat/pig/etc. pictures
- Sheets of stickers
Mail is a big deal at camp, so just remember: Keep them short, supportive and fun…and above all, keep them coming!