Our Playful Preschool Series theme this week is all about kindness. We have a writing activity that will showcase artistic skills and teach the kids a little character lesson too.
Send a Little Kindness
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Why We Chose This Writing Activity
During the winter, my kids spend more time in our art studio creating lots of art. We truly are bursting at the seams with their creations. This activity provided an opportunity to share some of their masterpieces.
The kindness postcards allow us to use our artistic talents, practice our handwriting and show random acts of kindness to those in our community.
Setting Up and Creating
Materials needed: cardstock, scissors, glue stick, drawing utensils, telephone book, postcard stamps
1. Divide the cardstock into four equal sections. Let your child cut along the lines to create four pieces/postcards. This is helpful for working on fine motor skills.
2. On one side of the postcard decorate directly on the card or glue a previously made piece of art onto the cardstock.
3. On the back side of the postcard draw a vertical line to divide it in half.
4. Open the phone book and randomly pick a person. Record the name and address onto the right side of the postcard. You will probably need to look up the zip code on the postal service website.
5. On the left side of the postcard, have your child write a short message such as “Have a great day!” I wrote the text and had my reluctant writer trace over the letters.
6. Place a stamp in the top right corner.
7. Continue to make postcards until you meet your completion goal.
8. Take a trip to the post office to mail your cards. Enjoy the idea of knowing that you will be brightening someone’s day!
Keep reading. Visit the links below for more great kindness ideas from the #playfulpreschool team!