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Hello, welcome and thanks for joining our

Aussie Pen Pals Club!

We bet you can't wait to get started writing to your new Pen Pal mate, or mates. This is going to be fun!

We've created this page to give you some ideas on what you could include in your letters. We think it's an awesome idea to make them fun - add a drawing, add some colour, or add a game that you could both play together through the mail...

Use your imagination, you're only limited to what can fit in your envelope! 

It might also be a good idea to stock up on stamps now

Keep reading below for ideas and inspo for your letters.


Introduce yourself

Write about you - who you are, things you like, talk about any shared interests you might have. 

Think about what you might be doing in the next week or so and include that in your letter. Or, write about something funny or interesting that has happened to you lately.

It's great if you can go into detail about things. This will definitely help your pal with ideas on what to ask you in their reply letter.

Ask questions

Ask questions for your new Pen Pal to answer. Is there anything that you want to know about them, or things they might like?

Make it interesting

Make you letter fun and interesting. Add some colour, add a drawing, set it out like a comic, add stickers, etc. Get creative - use your imagination and see what you can come up with!

Add an activity

Why not add an ongoing activity that can be fun for you both...


  • Tic-Tac-Toe


Include a game of Tic-Tac-Toe (or Xs & Os) with your letter. You start first, putting your X or O where you like and then you and your Pal can keep sending the game back and forth until someone wins!

Print out a Tic-Tac-Toe template here, or easily draw your own.

  • Dots & Boxes


This game requires a square of dots on a page. Each player has a different colour pen and take turns drawing a line between the dots. When a player forms a square, they put their initial in the square and take another turn. The game continues until all of the lines between the dots have been drawn and the person with the most squares is the winner.

Print out a Dots & Boxes template here, or easily draw your own.

  • Draw half of a Picture


Draw half of a picture and send it for your Pen Pal to complete the other half.

Ask your Pen Pal to send it back in their reply so you can see the finished product - or they can photocopy and print the image so that you both get a copy.

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  • Write a story together


On a separate piece of paper, start a story. Write the first couple of sentences but leave your last sentence unfinished.

Send this with your letter for your Pen Pal to complete your unfinished sentence, as well as write a few sentences of their own. Again, leaving their last sentence incomplete for you to finish.


Keep going this way for as long as you want (at least one page) and soon enough you're going to end up with an hilarious story that you've written together.

Do you have any other ideas?

If you have any ideas that aren't listed, please let us know so we can add them.

Email - kidsplaysa@outlook.com


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