Kids love sending and receiving mail. Write a summer postcard to send to family or friends with this fun printable. It’s an inexpensive way to connect with family and encourage children to practice writing during vacation.
Even if your summer vacation doesn’t take you very far outside of your neighborhood, it can be a blast. My kids have mastered the art of the staycation this year. They made a summer bucket list of fun things to do and have been checking things off almost every day.
They have been to the park. They have splashed in the fountains at Sundance Square. They have built tiny cork boats to sail around the bathtub. Today they are writing letters to each other, so I thought I would make them some real postcards that they could mail. And of course, I had to share my summer postcard printable with my blog readers. These are so much fun!
Click HERE to download the postcard.
It is two pages and includes the instructions, but you’ll be printing one page on either side of a piece of paper. We are using regular card stock (65lb.) but I discovered that you can also buy special postcard paper. Heavier card stock – called cover stock – would also work.
I did a good bit of research and made sure that these followed the USPS rules. You should be able to print on card stock and mail them anywhere in the US, but if you have any trouble please let me know. Of course, you’ll need a postcard stamp, which (as of this blog post – June 2014) is 34¢.
The kids are sending their first postcards to grandparents. And then to each other. And then school friends. Maybe a cousin.
I have a feeling I will need to stock up on postcard stamps.