Send a Card to a Fellow Camper

Black and white illustration of bird with love letter in its mouth


This lesson is designed for campers who are at the early elementary reading level but is fun for older kids, too. The site you'll be using, Build-A-Card, is one of several Web sites that allows you to make and send greeting cards via the Internet. Campers must have e-mail addresses in order for this activity too work for your group.


Your campers will appreciate the opportunity to design and personalize their own greeting cards. They will also have the option of sending cards to friends at the same camp or to friends and family elsewhere (if they know their e-mail addresses).

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Very little lecture time is necessary for this lesson. You will need to provide the URL and give an explanation of what the campers can do at this site. Encourage them to be creative as they design and write their own personalized the cards. A possible presentation outline is offered below.

  • Present a captivating introduction to the lesson. Ask, "Have you ever received a greeting card from a friend far away? What was it like?" Encourage campers to share their experiences.
  • Provide an overview of today's activity.
  • Distribute the worksheet and facilitate today's activity.
  • Summarize and discuss what was learned today.