At Food for the Hungry (FH), we created these five kid-friendly printable activities to share with your sponsored child because we know that it’s never too early to start teaching your family to care for others and be curious about the world! Whether you have small children at home or you teach them at church or school, it is so important to raise kind and generous children with a heart for others.
It’s never too early to start teaching your family to care for others and be curious about the world!
We know that lots of families do that through child sponsorship. Sponsorship is the chance for a family in the United States to engage a family who lives in a community working toward a brighter future. With letters, photos, and encouraging words, sponsored children and sponsors get to learn about each other and build a meaningful relationship. And it’s a chance to teach your family about the country and part of the world where your sponsored child lives so that your children grow up with a global perspective.
If you are already a sponsor, you know the best way to engage your sponsored child and their family. By writing letters! Maybe you share about your hometown, pass along a photo of your family, or send beautiful drawings from your children.
Free Downloadable Activities for Your Family
At FH, we know that parents are always looking for fun activities to engage your young children’s imagination and heart for others. That is why we created these five downloadable activities. Your family can print and complete an activity to share with your sponsored child and show your personality. Or you can print and mail the blank activity with a note asking your sponsored child to complete it at their home! Either way – we hope these kid-friendly printable activities bring you joy and are an opportunity to showcase creativity while connecting with your sponsored child.
Choose Your Favorite Activity – Or Do Them All!
Choose the activity that sounds right for you and download the printable PDF.
These fun activities will help you connect with your sponsored child in a special way. Include with your next letter to remind your sponsored child how much you care.
Send a Postcard
Create a personalized postcard with a special message to your sponsored child. Complete this fun DIY craft and mail it to your sponsored child to let them know you are thinking of them. Be as creative as you’d like to show how much you care or send the postcards blank so your sponsored child can decorate them.
Cross the World
Color this world map showing the place you call “home” and connect to your sponsored child in a country far away. Your children will learn about the country where your sponsored child lives. And sending your sponsored child this personalized map will show them your home too! Complete this fun craft and send it with your next letter. You will show how your love and care spans the many miles between you!
Connect-the-Dots Animal Activity
Illustrate animals from Africa, Asia, and Latin America or share this fun drawing activity with your sponsored child. These connect-the-dot drawings each feature an animal from countries where Food for the Hungry serves. Print out and send this fun craft with your next letter. Your sponsored child will have so much fun connecting-the-dots and creating a piece of art!
Mail A Hug
Show your sponsored child how much you care with this fun activity, mailing a hug across the world! Send your sponsored child a “hug” to let them know you care! Complete this fun craft and include with your next letter! You will span the distance and reach your sponsored child’s heart with love and compassion.
Construct a paper airplane or send one to your sponsored child and help their imagination soar! Who doesn’t love sending a paper airplane shooting across space? Send this fun and simple craft with your next letter to let your sponsored child know you are thinking of them!
More Resources for You and Your Family
Visit the child sponsorship activities page or check out FH’s other resources to learn and share!
Other blogs you might enjoy:
5 Things to Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters
4 Activities to Teach Your Children About Poverty
Raising Kids Who Care: Fun Activity for Kids