Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Sending a Letter topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Address Book

Together with your child, create an address book. The book can contain important numbers and addresses for family members, friends, emergency services, and businesses. Help your child write the addresses in the book, and explain each part of the address-the number, street name, city, state, and zip code.

Pen Pal

Have your child write to a pen pal. Find a family member or friend who lives in a different city, state, or country. This person can be your child’s friend who moved away or a cousin that lives in a different state. The pen pal can be an aunt, uncle, or grandparent or even an old teacher. Set up a correspondence and have your child write letters. He or she can include drawings, poems, stories, or whatever else would be fun to receive in the mail.


Discuss with your child any complaints that he or she might have about a business, restaurant, or even the community where you live. Help your child draft a business letter describing the complaint and suggestions on how to improve it. Remember to review all the parts of the letter and be sure to explain how a business letter is formal and carries a more serious tone than a friendly letter. Mail the letter together and help your child label the envelope properly.