Dear Friends of Kidding Around,
Happy National Pizza Party Day!
Let’s help save the United States Postal Service today shall we? John Oliver is doing his part, and so can you! Letter writing is a great way for children to practice their writing skills, to connect to friends during this time, and to learn about activism. The Post Office is currently in danger of shutting down due to a lack of funds, but there is still hope! Write letters, send packages and don’t forget to BUY STAMPS! There are many ways to teach your children about the importance of the post office, and they are all fun!
- Pen Pals: Ask a friend or family member for their address and start writing! Do you have extra cards and magazines lying around? How about making handmade gift cards with your kids! You could even right to your favorite Disney character (they will send back an autograph):
2. Play Pretend: For children who aren’t writing yet, it can also be fun to make an at home post office
complete with rubber stamps (or stickers), or stamps made from cut sponges, and envelopes to seal. Leave them notes in your play pretend mailbox!
4. Amnesty International: If you have kids in middle school or older, you could teach them about injustices that are being done in the world, while giving them a way to do something about it! Amnesty International has letter writing campaigns to write to politicians, as well as people in dire situations. Schools across the world use their resources to learn and effect change via letter writing. A great way for kids to feel that they are helping someone!
5. Did you know that if you buy an ant farm it comes with a coupon for ants, and you have to send away for them through the mail?
6. Don't forget to BUY STAMPS!!!
Thank you for your support,
The Kidding Around Staff