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creative summer kids project

i wanted to find a fun way to help encourage my son to keep practicing his reading and writing through the summer months. inspired by all those blogland postcard swaps, i decided to set up a summer swap for him. i thought this was the perfect way to keep in touch with friends, be creative, and send (and recieve – because who doesn’t love getting mail?) a little snail mail love.

we made our postcards out of recycled cardboard packaging, like empty cereal and snack boxes. these were perfect for collaging and embellishing and made our recycling pile a little smaller too! then using our class list from last year, we plan to make and send a card to each friend. it is a wonderful and quick project you can tackle in small increments, so the task is not tedious or overwhelming. i invited his classmates to participate, and we are all looking forward to peeking in our mailboxes all the summer long!