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Y Kids - Send a Letter

20 May 2020 - Y ActivitiesY Kids

Encourage children to send a letter to someone they are missing. Draw a picture or write a letter to connect to the people and world around them.

"Children are connected with and contribute to their world"
Outcome 2: Early Years Learning Framework & Framework for School Age Care

Thanks to our friends at The Y Victoria Children's Programs for this fun activity!

Equipment Required:

  • Paper
  • Pencils/crayons
  • Envelope
  • Stamp (if you will be posting the letter)

This activity will encourage children to write letters, short notes or even draw a picture to send to the people they’re missing at the moment. You may want to post the letter, or if it’s someone nearby go for a walk to put it in their letterbox. Simply tell them to think of a person they are missing, and either draw a picture or write a letter to that person. If they require further prompting, you can use the language and questions included in the printable worksheet below! 

By thinking about the people that are important to them it will help children feel more connected and provide an opportunity to express their feelings. It will not only brighten someone’s day when they receive the message but the gesture is likely to be reciprocated which will in turn brighten their day. 

Download Printable Worksheet

Play-based learning encourages children to use their imagination - the best way to learn is through drawing, digging, role-playing, singing, crafting and more! For more fun activities, visit The Y at Home blog

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