A Great Idea for Outreach:
If you shop for postcards to send to children, you might have difficulty finding ones that are age-appropriate. Many postcards show unrealistic pictures such as animals wearing clothing or cartoon art. Consider making your own cards for mailing.
Remember that children enjoy receiving mail!
What to Gather:
- index cards (must by 4 inches by six inches)
- gummed colored circles
- photographs of children’s art work
- photographs, seasonal
- black permanent felt-tip marker
Put It Together
- Use a black permanent felt-tip marker to print an initial on each circle to spell a child’s name. (See illustration.)
- Print message under the child’s name.
- Turn the card over to print the address. Add a postcard stamp and mail.
- Prepare extra prints of a child’s art work and seasonal photographs to use for postcards. The prints must be 4 by 6 inches to mail. (See illustration.)
- Draw a line with a permanent felt-tip marker on the back of the photograph to divide the space. Print message on the left side and address on the right side. Add a postcard stamp and mail.
Teaching Tip: Add a Bible verse to postcard such as God loves us. (Psalm 107:1).