USA Postcard Swap–UPDATE!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

USA Postcard Swap–UPDATE!

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As some of you have already read on Facebook, I am organizing a USA Postcard Swap. 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 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. To make this fun & fair to everyone, if you ask to participate please make sure you follow through.

State still needed for Round #1:
FULL! – Already started

Here are the states we need to do Round #2
FULL! – Already started

Here are the states we need to do Round #3
FULL! – Already started

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:
NOTE: This was a hugely popular activity. I imagine we will be having another USA (and hopefully world) postcard swap in the future!!


  1. Hey~ I sent you a message about representing Nebraska in the postcard exchange. I haven't heard back from you. I hope your message didn't get put in my spam file and it was deleted. Let me know if I'm in this round. I don't want to be the one that messes things up :) Thanks so much! Great idea!

  2. Wow! Wish I knew about this sooner! I would love to jump in. I did one last year and my kiddos had tons of fun with it! Your unit looks AMAZING!

    Kinder Kraziness

  3. I am so excited for your printables!!! ~ Marnie (Carrots Are Orange)

  4. Great idea! What a fabulous resource for homeschoolers! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes last weekend! We love having you join us and hope to see you again this weekend! See you soon!
    Mackenzie :)

  5. Not sure if I am too late, but would love to participate. We live in VA, but have family in PA. We also vacation in Maine, so we could help there as well.

  6. Hello! I sent you an email about this but have not heard back from you... We have our Pa cards ready! :-)