Pen Pal Printables for PK1kids!

penpal printables

For a long time I have loved the idea of penpals and writing letters to family members and friends as a way to build creative writing and handwriting skills for my kids. My efforts to encourage letter writing in the past were always sabotaged by the infamous “I don’t know what to write” dilemma.

To solve this problem, I’ve created a Pen Pal letter prompt worksheet of sorts. I feel like this is perfect for the level my kids are at. My 4 year old can draw pictures for most her answers and can practice writing some letters. My 6 year old can read the prompt and write more sentences. She can also practice writing her address.

And I just love her having her own little address book. I printed the covers on cardstock, punched two holes in the margin, and tied the little book together with string. Now she can keep all her family and friend’s addresses and write to them whenever she wants.

I’m really hoping this will foster a love of letter writing in my kids and I sure do love involving our extended family in their education. And you know those grandparents just loooooove hearing from their gkids! Everybody wins 🙂

I hope this printable blesses you in some way. Please share it with whoever you think might enjoy it!


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By | 2017-03-08T22:58:25+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Language Arts|15 Comments


  1. Dawnita December 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    How cute! This is a wonderful idea. Our 9 year old has a pen pal & these ideas would even help her, plus make it a bit more fun maybe.

    • pk1admin December 16, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like them 🙂 I’m thinking about doing some more designer ones and holiday themed. =)

  2. Emma December 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Love this! I’ve tried to get my daughter in to pen pals but writing a letter never holds interest for very long. This is a much better option! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!
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  5. Jaime Wiebel December 18, 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

    What a great idea. O love that this would promote writing a hand written note to a friend. I have pinned this to save for later and to share on my fun stuff for kids board. Have a great week.
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    • pk1admin December 22, 2015 at 8:04 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you like these – thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  6. Karen @ Raising Little Superheroes December 18, 2015 at 10:34 am - Reply

    What a fun writing activity for kids! My students loved having when pen pals when I was a teacher. They always learned so much from each other. Thank you for sharing at the #Made4Kids Link Party!
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    • pk1admin December 22, 2015 at 8:08 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂 My kids are slowly starting to get the idea and love it themselves 🙂

  7. Amy December 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I absolutley adore these penpal sheets!! What a fantastic idea! So happy to have found you on The Homeschool Nook!

    • pk1admin December 22, 2015 at 8:08 am - Reply

      Ah you’re so sweet, thank you so much! 🙂

  8. […] If you have preschool to Grade 1 child, you might enjoy the free printable from PK1 Homeschool Fun.  A fun way to help encourage kids to practice their writing skills.  I know my 5 year old can print, but I have to find fun ways for her to do so, or she’s just not that interested.  If you’re in the same boat, you might want to try the Pen Pal Printable. […]

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  10. Moriah Steiner January 5, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

    So fun, thanks for linking up!
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