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Letter Writing Ideas

Letter writing is one of the most important aspects of your sponsorship! We hope you find lots of creative ideas for writing your child and sending small paper items. Your encouragement means the world to your sponsored child, so write often!

Letter Writing Ideas

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Resurrection Coloring Page to include with a letter to your sponsored child about Resurrection Sunday!

Resurrection, - Free-N-Fun Easter from Oriental Trading

Send your next letter to your sponsored child in one of these cute FREE Printable Spring chick, bunny and bird Envelopes

Printable Spring Envelopes - this heart of mine

Cute! Paper animals - there's a lion, elephant, giraffe and crocodile


Colorful Watercolor Flowers - turn your toddler and preschooler's scribbles into colorful flowers to mail to your sponsored child

Art Projects for Kids: Colorful Watercolor Flowers - Buggy and Buddy

The Three Sweetest Words: "I love you." - write your sponsored child and tell them "I love you!"

The Three Sweetest Words: "I love you."

Lots of color by numbers printables to print out and mail to your sponsored child

Color By Numbers | Printable coloring pages & Funny Pictures

Make a paper bag puppet for your sponsored child! This site has a whole bunch of free animal paper bag puppet cut outs

Paper Bag Puppets

Have you written to your sponsored child this month? Here are some ideas on writing to them about love and Valentine's day

Compassion Family: What to Write ~ Love/Valentine's Day

Here is a creative way to make Valentine snowflakes made with coffee filters; these would be a fun, colorful addition in a letter to your sponsored child

Peppermint Plum: {Valentine Snowflake Garland}

This website has tons of printable worksheets that could help our sponsored children with their math skills and other subjects

  • Beth

    I have never learned exactly what the children are learning in their subjects. Also, will the kids mind getting "homework" from their sponsors?

  • Compassion International
    Compassion International

    Hi Beth! You're welcome to ask your child in a letter what subjects he/she is currently studying! They would love to tell you so that you have an idea of items to send :). Many of our sponsor's send helpful items to help their children study. These children love to learn and will probably see receiving these items from you as your way of communicating how much you care about their education and want to see them succeed! :) -Emily

  • Beth

    Thank you much. I will be more specific with my questions. I do love it that these precious children want to do their best! It makes the investment SO worth it.

Print off this east-to-follow paper airplane tutorial. Send a completed paper airplane. Don't forget to send some extra paper, too!

Doodlecraft: AstroBrights Paper Airplanes!

FREE Jungle Animal Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts – Jungle Animals

Send your sponsored child this page of finger puppets printable

  • Compassion International
    Compassion International

    Marcy Clark I am sure your sponsored child would love them - Yvonne :o)

  • Marcy Clark
    Marcy Clark

    thank you so much! do you think that paper finger puppets would work for these ages of kids as well, see i sponsor older boys and i find it tricky to know what to buy. here are the ages 3 years, 6 years, 8 years, 9 years, 11 years, and 13 years. if you have any ideas please share them! i don,t want to send things that are to old or young. thanks!

  • Compassion International
    Compassion International

    Marcy Clark you might want to check out our new Letter Writing to Teens board to find ideas for your older sponsored boys - Yvonne :o)

  • Marcy Clark
    Marcy Clark

    where do i find this board? sorry i,m new to all this.

  • Compassion International
    Compassion International

    Marcy Clark here is the link to the new board:

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Free Color by Number printable coloring pages - perfect for mailing to your sponsored child

Fascinating color by number pages - the image totally jumps out when you are finished.

Color by number coloring pages

50 States Coloring Pages - does your sponsored child know what state you live in?

State Coloring Pages

Emily shares a letter template for writing to older sponsored children

Simple pop up card tutorial

Art Lesson: My Life Pop-Up Book

This would be a great Birthday card idea for your sponsored child!

Here is a cute template you can mail to find out what your sponsored child loves.

Made for 1st Grade: Love List

Phases of the Moon Flip Book - this would make an interesting letter writing topic!

It is time to throw out that old wall calendar. Why not get creative with it first? Follow these simple steps to make envelopes out of a wall calendar.

How to Make Envelopes Out of Wall Calendars

Plane Connect the Dots - dot to dots are a great addition to mail with your next letter to your sponsored child

Plane Connect the Dots

Cool Valentine's day printable - share what you love with your sponsored child, send extra copies so they can share with you what they love

Miss Kindergarten: Valentine's Day Crafts

Lots of great printables to share with your sponsored child to help them learn 2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Teaching Mommies: Memory Verse Helps-2 Corinthians 5:17