Letters for Kids to Write Summer Camp, pen pals (Free printable)
I don’t know how your summer is going, but ours has been crazy-fun, but largely unproductive. We’re not getting super far on our summer bucket list, but we ARE enjoying all the fun days of playing in the sun, VBS, swimming, boating, and visiting a ton of parks.
This free summer letter template or journal page for kids is great as a journal prompt, for pen pals, summer camp, and keeping in touch with pals and relatives over summer vacation!
Let your children learn creative writing and form letters through this simple template to practice journal writing, learn how to write letters to friends and family, and apply their fine motor skills at an early age.
If you’re also looking for a fun way to teach letters to your younger kids, this template will help them trace the letters and familiarize them in no time.
TEACHING KIDS TO WRITE LETTERS
During the past summer, we were pretty good about writing letters to our grandparents and we wanted to continue the tradition, so I finally pulled out our favorite letter templates, only to realize we designed them with the school year in mind.
So, I made a few minor modifications that would make these babies perfect for summer camps, pen-pals, journal writing, and writing letters to friends and family members—even to our sponsored child through Compassion International in Africa.Summer Camp Pen Pal Letters | Five Marigolds
This free letter template and printable journal are not only ideal for summer camps and pen-pals, but it’s also a great writing prompt for little kids to practice their journaling abilities on a piece of paper.
And while they’re amazing as a simple letter to loved ones, it doubles as a journal prompt too to help them reflect on their actions and feelings.
I’m making this summer letter template or journal page available here so you can enjoy them, too!
HOW TO JOURNAL FOR KIDS
Your little one can write on this journal page after they’ve gone on an adventure. Whether it be from a summer camp, a trip to the beach, or from the backyard.
Have them write the best and worst parts of the day, what they did during that week and what their mood was. The significant part is they can fill in the journal with drawings too!
Allowing your kids to journal motivates them to grow while finding out about open-ended writing. You might also spark a fire in your aspiring writer!
What are the odds that I’ll remember to have the kids do this weekly? How do you motivate your kids to stay in touch with long-distance friends and family on the regular?
Let me know in the comments below!