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
It has been quite awhile since a Sponsorship Saturday has appeared here on the blog. Every once in awhile I’ve been sending stories and public domain books in our letters to sponsor children. The response has been fantastic. The kids of all ages seem to like the stories.
Earlier in the month I found another story for the children we sponsor through Compassion. As I read the story and thought about it, a topic from Scripture came to mind. So, I spent some time putting it all together and sent The Sheep and the Pig along with a letter to our sponsored children.
Since moving to Colorado I’ve developed a love for snow. It used to be that I only loved “snow days”. But after living northern Canada for the year of 2010, I pretty much love all aspects of Colorado snow. And guess what?
It is snow season right now! So I decided to write about SNOW and send some fun snow related items to our sponsored children. I found this printable, and paired it with recent snowy photographs and pages of winter themed stickers from Michaels.
Valentine’s Day on Sponsorship Saturday
It’s time to send Valentines to our Compassion Sponsored Children! The New Year has rolled in, but it isn’t too late to send off some Valentine’s greetings to your sponsored children. And it certainly isn’t too late to put together some sweet greetings for children in your family or community! This Sponsorship Saturday I want to share the letter we sent for Valentine’s Day in 2015.
From time to time you will now see Sponsorship Saturday on the blog. I will be sharing ways my family seeks to connect with the children we sponsor through Compassion International. It is my hope that these posts will encourage you as you correspond with sponsored children, and even interact with children in your community. Maybe you will even be encouraged to begin sponsoring a child!
This week I was busy with several projects, one being the correspondence for our sponsored children.
While working on the letters about Thanksgiving I also found some lovely things to print for upcoming birthdays. These paper dolls really caught my eye. There are a lot of “friends” available so I think I’ll be able to print the cultural clothing for each of our younger sponsored kids.
After printing the paper dolls I wondered how best to send them. I was concerned about sending them uncut, not knowing if tools like scissors are readily available to the children. So I laminated the pages (I trimmed them to get two pages in one laminating pouch), then cut the pieces out. I am sending a page of outline outfits for the children to color.
There are pages of various coloring pages at this site. It will be fun to print different ones from time to time to send to the kids. Another good idea might be to color a page myself and send it. We’ll see if that happens, it is a good idea, but I’m not sure it is one I will act.
How about you? What are you sending to your sponsored children?
Below you will find the 3rd and final letter, Made in the Image of God, in my Perfectly Unique letter series. I hope these letters have been an inspiration to you as you seek to encourage and inspire the young people you correspond with, and even with young people in your own community. The first two letters can be found here and here.Continue Reading