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As children navigate a health care journey, find new friends at school or have friends around the neighborhood, a pen pal kit is perfect to practice handwriting, develop friendships, and learn more about where they live! So, take some time to put together a pen pal kit filled with an address book of their friends, stickers, stamps, crayons, construction paper, and let them create a handcrafted card to keep in touch with their friends!

Supplies Needed

  • Box
  • Construction paper
  • Stamps
  • Stickers
  • Address book
  • Pens


  1. Encourage your child to ask questions and fill in friends on what they are doing in their lives.
  2. Take time to decorate a card and even practice writing out the addresses and learning about where people live.
  3. Below are some questions they can ask a pen pal to get to know them a bit better.

As you work on this craft, listen to Friends Of The Family

Conversation starters

Some questions you can ask your pen pal are:

  • What is your favorite toy right now?
  • Do you have a favorite tv show?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What do you do for fun outside?
  • Do you have a nickname?