Do you ever wonder what to write to or send your sponsor child? This list of seasonal ideas for every month will help you out!
About eight years ago, when the twins were just 4, our family began sponsoring a boy through Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope program. This came about after I met a GFA representative, and learned that he lived in the town right next to ours.
My husband and I decided to ask him if he’d be willing to come to our home, tell the kids about the children in the sponsorship program and show them some pictures of kids waiting for sponsors. He said it was an unusual request, but he was willing to do it. We had him over for supper one night, and the boys picked a child to sponsor.
We’ve been sponsoring and sending letters to the same child for almost 8 years now! We receive letters from him regularly, and occasionally we get a photo letting us see how much he’s grown.
Writing letters back has not always been easy. When the kids were younger, I took dictation and let them draw pictures on the paper. As they got older, I started having them write their own letters, but they don’t always know what to say. Often they’d rather send an art project or some other item. I’ve decided that’s okay. It still lets him know we’re thinking about him and allows us to share a piece of our life.
Unfortunately, we’re not always great at remembering to send things consistently. This year, I’ve thought ahead and created a list of ideas we can use each month. Everything we send has to fit in a flat envelope, so all these ideas comply with that.
With three suggestions for each month, you’re bound to find one you want to send your sponsor child as well.
36 Fun Seasonal Ideas to Send Your Sponsor Child
If you really do prefer to write letters, there’s a link to some great prompts at the end of this list.
- write a prayer for their year
- a Fingerprint Snowman Picture
- send paper snowflake cut-outs
- draw or paint a 4-seasons picture; describe your favorite one
- a Rainy Day Umbrella Craft or Cupcake Paper Umbrellas
- baby animal stickers
- a Stained Glass Cross (made with tissue paper!)
- a drawing of the Resurrection scene with a set of verses about who Jesus is
- a Light-Ray Cross Picture (young kids could use crayons instead of pastels)
- draw a picture of a rainbow and write out some of God’s promises
- Celery Print Flowers or Paint Splatter Flowers
- a pressed flower bookmark
- a list of God’s names with their meanings
- use one of these Printable Bible Verse Notes
- a few band-aids – sound funny? I’ve seen it suggested
- draw or print and color the flag from your child’s country
- Fingerprint Artwork
- write your favorite Bible story in your own words
- Under The Sea Coloring pages – add a verse about God’s creation
- draw a picture on card stock; cut it into puzzle pieces
- make a Torn Paper Landscape
- a Simple Origami Animal
- pressed leaves (preserve in contact paper so they don’t crumble)
- a Potato Print Tree with Psalm 1
- your favorite Bible verse – explain why it’s your favorite
- a Paper Spinner
- a photo of you with your family
- write out Psalm 100 and decorate it
- print some art from Hope Ink and color it
- draw a picture of (and explain if necessary) your favorite sport or activity
- color a set of Nativity Finger Puppets
- a one-cut star plus paper and instructions so they can make their own
- a Folded Circle Angel
Want to include a letter but don’t know what to write? Compassion International has a great list of 80 Letter-Writing Prompts to get you started.
Would you consider investing $35 per month in the life of a child?
As I write this, there are 1,134 boys and girls of all ages awaiting sponsorship through Gospel For Asia. For a mere $1.15 per day (averaged over the course of a year) you could provide a child with a quality education, a daily meal and regular medical check-ups at one of Gospel For Asia’s Bridge of Hope Centers. You also get the chance to exchange letters with your sponsor child. This gives you a peek into their daily life and lets you share all the fun things listed above with them!
This post is not sponsored or endorsed by Gospel For Asia or any other organization. I am simply sharing a few ideas and hoping to inspire more people to sponsor a child.
What will you send your sponsor child?