Writing in Community
Social distancing does not mean being stuck at home in isolation! In fact, we have plenty of ways to reach out and connect with others. Some have used this time to contact family and friends through video calls. Some may have even taken a walk through their neighborhood for some fresh air, chatting with neighbors safely at a distance from the sidewalk! Even though we enjoy the immediacy of connecting with those with whom we are familiar, let’s do some good, old fashioned writing activities and connect with members of the community with whom we might not have considered.
Here’s a week’s worth of ideas you can do with your kids:
- Write letters to members of the military, thanking them for their service.
- Post a thank you sign on your mailbox to appreciate your mail carrier.
- Write cards or letters to residents living in a senior center. Everyone loves snail mail!
- Post a thank you note at your front door to appreciate your delivery person.
- Write an email to your local, state, or federal government representative.
- Hand-deliver spring or summer themed letters and stickers to cheer up younger neighborhood children.
- Compose a poem and use chalk to write on the sidewalk as inspiration for passers-by.
Wishing you all the best,
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