Birthday cards can be pretty expensive. They’re also pretty fun for kids to make. Get your child to practise writing while making a card for a friend or family member. Use the ideas below to get you started.

  • Design a card
  • Write a greeting
  • Send their love

Ask your child to draw a picture on a card

How to: Make a card by folding a piece of paper in two. Talk about who the card is for and talk about the occasion. Encourage your child to draw a picture on the front that they think the person would like.

Help your child write their name and the greeting

How to: Explain who the card is for and talk about the occasion. Encourage your child to sign their name, add some kisses and ask them to write a specific greeting e.g. Happy Birthday!

Ask your child to write a personal message

How to: Talk about the occasion and encourage your child to decide what they should write. Sit with your child while they write and help them spell any tricky words.

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Handy tips

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Keep old envelopes and flyers to write on

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Carry pens and paper to use on the go

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Give your child plenty of encouragement when they are learning new things