Friday, November 4, 2011

Encouraging Writing Through Postcard Exchange

Postcardkids and Postcrossing are two different web groups for exchanging postcards. This is a great activity for kids to learn geography and improve writing skills. Young children can help by putting periods at the end of sentences and signing their name. Older children can write the cards and even manage the web site interaction.
Although both websites work a little differently they are free (except the postage and postcard expenses). Postcardkids is a yahoo group with the majority of members in the United States. Members agree via email to exchange postcards with other members and are free to make as many or few exchanges as they would like. Postcrossing is a more international group. After signing up members request an address for sending a postcard. A code is written on the card and after the card is received and the code recorded the sending member becomes eligible to receive cards. I highly recommend this as postcard exchanging can be a very motivating writing activity.





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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking this idea up! I have heard of Postcrossing before, and have thought about trying it. I've never heard of Postcardkids.

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  2. this is a great resource and one I needed! thank you!

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  3. What a great idea! My son would love this!

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  4. What a great resource! We've done a small postcard exchange before and it was wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday--I hope we see you again next week!

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  5. I think these are such wonderful resources for homeschooling! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Kids' Geography Activities Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-geography-activities/

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  6. Thanks for sharing this great idea.
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  7. This is a great idea, thanks so much for sharing this with us. We will be featuring this post tomorrow on Share it Saturday!

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