With approximately one-third of the world’s population under some sort of restrictions, there is no better time to reach out to relatives, neighbors, and friends who are feeling isolated.
I have been making and sending cards out to people I know, and the reception has been humbling. It is amazing the difference getting a card in the mail can make to someone feeling isolated and alone. And it also helps me to feel less isolated, by reaching out to others.
Our children are feeling isolated as well. This is a great time for children to make cards for others. Not only are they authentically learning about giving and compassion for others, making the cards will help them feel less isolated. (And they are also authentically practicing writing skills.)
Don’t forget to have them address the envelope – possible authentic geography lesson. They should also put on the postage – this may lead to an authentic project about the cost of mailing letters, the history of stamps, stamp collecting…
For teenagers, they might want to make and send cards to nursing homes and thank you cards to hospital staff and first-responders. They can do the research for what they would like to do, find addresses, etc.
And the above photo is a virtual “thinking of you” card for all of you. Stay well!