Post Card Kids - Geography Fun!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Over the past year we have swapped post cards with people all over the U.S., Canada and even Europe. We joined an online Yahoo group called Post Cards for Kids and have collected some really cool cards. We have put up a map and we highlight the cities and states from which we receive cards as we trade. My kids LOVE to get mail; they run down to the curb to collect it when they see the mail man coming! Really, you'd think he was Santa or something.

I love that it's such an interesting way to introduce them to new information. We've gone way beyond geography and discussed history, weather and climates, seasons, famous Americans, transportation, mapping and distances, architecture, and the list goes on. We've discovered places we'd never heard of and lots of places we hope to see some day.
Our collection is ever growing and I've posted an album of some of our cards. We have tons more that I will add...one day, when I find the time to scan them all and upload them.



This has been a great project for us. I think we'll keep collecting as long as we are enjoying it and learning new things. This year I hope to take our project around the globe and add a flat Stanley collection to our project.
Here are some more links to fun geography-related project for kids:
Pen Pal Resources @ A to Z Home's Cool
Pen Pal Notes
Little Passports
Orange Juice said...

That is so cool! What a neat idea, I never would have thought that there would be an actual group!

Chris said...

what a great idea! i am a postcard collector myself! :D

The Redhead Riter said...

for you...

http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2009/08/secrets-friends-and-sharing.html

Aimee said...

We collect postcards. This sounds like such a fun idea...my kids would love it!

Amber said...

I wanted to start doing that this year. Thanks for sharing your experience with it and the links!!

sheila said...

That is totally awesome! Wonderful idea! I sent my kids to Montessori school til MS, and some of the stuff you describe is a lot like Montessori.

You're kids are gonna be so smart. I think what you're doing is wonderful!

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