Saturday, 23 June 2012

USA Postcard Swap 2012

Here's a great idea for anyone interested in swapping postcards in the US - I'll let Beth tell you all about it....

Hi! I’m Beth and I blog over at Living Life Intentionally! A BIG thanks to Rach for being willing to share our USA Postcard Swap with all of you! I’ve had so much interest and it is going to be so much fun!!! Just some missing states to fill in….. hope you’ll join in too!!!
imageI am organizing a USA Postcard Swap (http://www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/06/usa-postcard-swap.html). My kids & I are going to be learning about the United States this coming year and I thought this would be a fun way to learn a little more about the states, prompt us to find/review where the states are on a map, and so much fun for the kids to get mail!


How does the swap work?
  • You will send 49 postcards from your state (currently postage is $0.32 each). Ideally the postcards will be something that represents your state. You will use the addresses I will email you (you can save time by printing labels!) and then write a couple lines about your state on each.
  • You will receive 49 postcards – one from each other state!!

To make this work we need someone from all 50 states! This will be a FRIST COME FIRST SERVE scenario. So email me at livinglifeintentionallyblog @gmail.com IMPORTANT: Please put your state name in the subject, then your full name and address in the email so I can sort through them quickly. Participants will be added on a first come first serve basis. I will let you know via email if you have been added to the list.
Once I have volunteers for each state I will email you a list of all the addresses with a range of several months to get your postcards out. If your state has already been taken I will put you on the list for a 2nd round if I get enough volunteers.
To make this fun & fair to everyone, if you ask to participate please make sure you follow through.

Here are the states we still need for Round #1:
    • Idaho
    • Maine
    • Nevada
    • North Dakota
    • South Dakota

Here are the states we need to do Round #2
    • Alaska
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Delaware
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Kentucky
    • Maine
    • Mississippi
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Mexico
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Vermont
I think this will be a lot of fun. If you have any questions, please let me know!
For those of you who asked, yes there are going to be {free} State printables coming!! I have about 30 pages per state with activities for kids 3-10 years old to learn about the states while practicing other skills. I can’t wait to share them with you. Here is an example:
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