This paper airplane letter post is an updated version of a popular post from the archives. I’ve included paper airplane patterns with letters to my Compassion International sponsored kids, and am trying them out with my grandchildren when they visit. Simple. Easy. Fun
We have been sponsoring children through Compassion International since 1994. That is many years, and a lot of letters. Very popular topics have been short children’s stories, and printable paper airplane kits. I printed those and added 1 blank sheet of paper per set. These paper airplane kits can be sent, with a letter or a birthday card, and the correspondence stays within the 6 page requirement.
If you write your letters online, you can put everything into one word document and upload.
Actually, don’t attach that blank sheet of paper. Kind of silly to send a blank sheet paper to be scanned or downloaded…kids will find paper to make paper airplanes if they find they like the activity!
May God bless you on this adventure of corresponding with your sponsor child. What an amazing opportunity to reach around the world with words of love, discipleship, encouragement and simple fun!
Hannah H. says
Paper airplanes are such a a fun idea. My mum printed out a bunch of directions and found colored paper and we added them to all our boy letters this month. I like sending my older guys ken-ken (or soduku) puzzles, word searches (if English/Spanish speaking), Christian articles (again, for English/Spanish), tricky mazes, advanced coloring pages and sometimes I’ve found fun search-and-finds or 3D books with the paper glasses at the dollar store!! Oh, sports cards too!
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Hannah, thank you for all those ideas. Do you buy puzzle books, then tear out pages to send?
Hannah H. says
I love how you’re re-visiting these posts! And to answer the question from before, I do tear out pages of the puzzle books. Did you see that we can attach photos online? Or documents? We could easily scan and upload a paper plane template with a letter or a puzzle page or paper dolls!
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Wow Hannah, I didn’t notice that we can attach documents. Heading over now to check it out. Thanks.
Ismael Brown says
I think this is a great and fun idea. And it can be educational for the kids too.
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