Some tips for children writing pen pal letters include asking friends and family for potential pen pal suggestions, addressing envelopes and letters properly and asking pen pals questions in their letters. Kids can share their own life details and personalize letters with drawings or stickers.
To encourage more learning, teachers or parents can sign children up for Postcrossing, a free service that pairs children up with different people around the world to exchange postcards. Kids can also sign up to be pen pals with people in the Peace Corps, military personnel or other children through letter exchanges such as ePals, Students of the World and homeschool cooperatives. Adults can encourage children to engage in supply and stamp purchases to develop math skills.