Kids love to laugh so when our kids spent a week at circle square ranch we jumped at the chance to make them giggle. Writing letters to your kids at camp is weird and sometimes it can be hard to know what to write. Since the only way we could communicate with them was by “mail” we started writing them letters a few days before they left. For most of us, the days when people wrote long, thoughtful letters to anyone have long gone and the only mail they ever get is a hastily signed Birthday card with a cheque included.
Anyways, back to the letters to the kids. Since they were only going to be there for a week we pre-wrote all of them handed them in along with their bug spray and small medicine bag “for emergencies” for their cabin leader to give them each and every morning.
The tricky part is trying to figure out what to write!
To keep letters fun and entertaining for your camper, here are some creative ideas.
1. Fill-in-the- blanks (we created the one pictured below)
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2. Knock knock jokes. What better way to get to know your bunkmates then sharing a giggle?
3. Letters from the pets. Mix it up by writing a letter from the perspective of your family pet, a stuffed animal or their favourite video game. I’m giggle now just thinking about how sad the nintendo has been all week feeling unloved and ignored.
4. Create a “top ten list” like “Top 10 events at home this week” including boring stuff like eating leftovers and scrubbing the toilets. or “Top 10 things we ate this week” and include gross stuff like cooked spinach and liver.
5. Ask them questions about their time at camp!
Before you know it the kids will be back from camp and are fighting over the last granola bar in the backseat of the mini van…
Have you written letters to your kids at camp before? What did you include? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.