The art of letter writing is perhaps a thing of the past. Texts have taken the place of written communication, providing quick snippets of information without the need to sit down and put pen to paper. With your child leaving for summer camp in the coming weeks, it’s time to get your creative juices flowing.
They may not write you back, but you can be sure that they will enjoy getting a letter from home in the mail. Here are some creative ways to stay in contact with your child while they are off at summer camp.
Top 10 Lists
Top 10 lists are a fun way to keep in touch and let your little one know what’s going on at home. Think of a “Top 10 Things We’ve Been Doing While You Have Been at Camp” or “Top 10 Things We Did Today”. These lists can be sincere or comical.
From the Pet
If your child has a favorite pet at home, let your pet “write” the letter. Write a letter from the perspective of the family dog or guinea pig. Your little one will be tickled by the thought.
Write down a few funny jokes or riddles and pop them in the mail. Your child can share them with their fellow campers.
Ask close relatives and family friends for a single sentence. Combine all of the sentences in a fun way to create a letter to your child. Be sure to sign everyone’s name at the bottom, and ask your child to write you back, guessing which relative or friend made which statement.
Your child will most likely miss home no matter how much fun they are having at camp. A letter from a loved one can make all the difference in the world for a child feeling a little homesick. Plan on writing daily, and your letters will be a great part of your child’s camp memories.
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