Have your kids mail a hug to friends and family that they don’t see often! It’s a fun, easy way to brighten someone’s day.
Last Fall, we did this mail a hug activity as part of our 75 Acts of Kindness for Kids challenge and it was a huge hit! We mailed one to my parents and one to my sister, since they both live several states away. It’s such a simple activity but it really can brighten someone’s day.
Here are your directions:
- Spread out a long sheet of butcher paper.
- Trace the child’s head, arms, and upper torso onto the paper.
- You can either cut it out now or decorate first and then cut. We used paint but markers or crayons would work just fine!
- Print or write out the message below to accompany the hug.
- Fold it all up, put in an envelope and mail!
Here’s the message we use:
“I miss you when you’re far away.
I’d love to see you every day.
But since I can’t come over to play,
I’m mailing you a hug today.
So although it might be quite a sight,
wrap my arms around you tight.
Repeat daily to keep your smile bright,
until we get to reunite!”
We mailed a few more hugs this weekend to friends and family both near and far since we’re all stuck at home right now!
I’d love to see pictures of your hugs if you mail some!