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Feeling mischievous?

Imagine a child you know opening their front door to discover a tiny lily pad envelope. Inside the envelope is an even tinier letter, from a curious frog looking for a pen pal…

Frog Pen Pal doorstep

Welcome to Frog Mail, another creative activity for grownups and children from Wonderbly. It’s a splendidly silly way to inject a bit of wonder and imagination into a child’s life, and a bit of fun into yours. They’ll start a correspondence with an unlikely character, but where the story goes is up to the two of you.

Frog pan pal letter

The fun is in the letters the child and frog exchange, and the relationship that develops. We’ve written some for you, but it can be more fun if you start to reply yourself. Whatever you decide, you’ll find some templates below for you to print and play with.

Frog Mail letters

 

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You will need:

  • A printer
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • A mischievous streak

How to create a Frog pen pal

Step 1

Step 1

Print the templates by clicking the friendly red buttons at the top or bottom of this blog post.

Step 2

Step 2

Cut out the lily pad envelope and the first letter. Now get ready to fold. It’s pretty simple (even a tadpole can do it).

Step 3

Step 3

Turn the lily pad upside down (kind of like a spade). Now fold the two sides of the spade towards the inside so that they touch.

Step 4

Step 4

Fold the bottom bit up towards the inside to make an envelope.

Step 5

Step 5

Now sign your letter (in the traditional frog manner) and pop it in the envelope. Maybe add a drawing – it’s the frog thing to do. Finally, close the top. How brilliant, you’ve just turned a lily pad into an envelope.

Step 6

Step 6

Leave the mail outside your front door. Remember to be as stealthy as a frog who has done a bit of training as a ninja. And prepare to act surprised yourself.

 

Time to write back!

Once you’ve read the letter together, encourage your little one to write back. You could even go and post the letter or leave it by a pond! This is what our little friend Evie wrote.

We’ve created two more letters to get you started, but you can also write your own responses. Go as froggy as you want and have fun!

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