Are you traveling someplace fabulous this summer? (If so, can I come?) Even if you’re not, you can still have some old-fashioned vacation fun with postcards!
Earlier this summer, our good pals visited sunny Florida and sent a postcard to each of my sons. Turns out receiving postcards is practically as exciting as getting to visit Florida in real life. My kids were beyond thrilled to receive such fun mail!
If you’re going on vacation, don’t forget to pick up some postcards to send to family and friends, or collect a bunch at various locations on your trip and use them to make a travel journal, like this one from The Savvy Source.
If you’re not traveling, here are some postcard activities to add to your staycation itinerary:
I love this postcard project from Sew Mama Sew. (Don’t want to sew? I think you could modify with the help of stick-on velcro and fabric glue.)
Kiddos can design their own postcards with these printable postcards from Smashed Peas and Carrots. Or repurpose the top part of greeting cards into postcards, as shown in this post from Simple Mom.
Summer is the time when we rediscover all our own city has to offer. If you’re touring your home turf, collect postcards along the way, then go home and use them to make a scrapbook or a travel guide featuring the best local attractions. It would be a fun project, and a unique kid-created resource to have on hand for future house guests.
Here’s a challenge: See if you can get someone from each state to send you a postcard. You might need to reach out to your Facebook and Twitter buddies for this one!