Did you know that over half of children don’t write postcards when they go on holiday? But those that do are more likely to enjoy writing. Sending a postcard is a good chance to practise writing in the holidays.
- Cut an A4 piece of plain paper in half so it is roughly postcard-sized.
- Ask your child to draw a picture of their holiday on one side. It could be a drawing of your holiday, of their favourite day of the summer or a picture from a book. It doesn’t matter what, just as long as they’re being creative!
- They can then write a message on the other side. Use this to explain what they’ve drawn or say what they’ve been up to recently. Why not ask them to draw it for a family member and then put it in the post? Show them how to start the postcard: “Dear…”. And show them how to write the address and where to put the stamp.
It doesn’t matter if they haven’t been away during the summer - they can send it from home.
Or you can ask them to use their imagination and send a postcard from their dream holiday. What would they do? Swim with dolphins, climb a mountain, lie on a beach?