Letter Writing Ideas - 10 year old Boy

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I'm looking for ideas on things to send my sponsor child. He is 10 years old, so maybe too old for colouring/stickers. Thanks
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My 18 year old told me he still likes that stuff. You could send uno or go fish cards, puzzles, temp tattoos, laminated leafs depending on what he likes
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I have also sent paper airplanes with directions and geometric coloring pages (very popular right now and easy to find at stores like Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and even Barnes and Noble) to my kiddos. A lot of sponsors also send child devotional excerpts to their kids. My kids have thanked me numerous times for the photos of me and my family that I send, as well as the copy of their Compassion photo! Many of the kids do not have photos of themselves at home. When I send their photo back to them, I include a paragraph with words describing who the Lord says they are (loved, courageous, child of the King of Kings, etc). They LOVE it. We've got lots of good ideas if you need more! :)
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Thank you for the tip on sending the kids a copy of their own photo!

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Hi Janet! Welcome to this community! :) Those are great ideas, Anna! Sarah, sending paper airplanes is such a cool idea! I've never even thought about that before or seen that idea mentioned. I really like Susan's suggestion about sending scripture cards too. :) That's maybe the most important thing we can send to our kids. I was also going to suggest, besides coloring books, that there are lots of activity books that you can find at the dollar stores with things like dot-to-dots and different kinds of puzzles in them. I really like the Highlights books with the hidden picture puzzles in them too. You might could also find a calendar with pictures of the state that you live in or something like that to send, Janet. Sending Band-Aids might also be a good idea for a 10 year old boy. :) My wife found some world maps to send to our kids and colored the state that we lived in and their country and made a line between them and decorated them and those turned out really good. We found that idea on the Pinterest page that Susan mentioned.

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