Free Downloadable Activity Inspired by We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands
by Alana Pedalino
One of the most beautiful symbols in We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands by Rafael López is a rainbow yarn that connects many cultures from around the world.
We might not have rainbow yarn quite that long in real life, but we do have another way to connect with new people from different cultures: writing to pen pals!
Inspired by third grade teacher Zindy M. Ruiz Cruz’s Book Talks video, we’ve put together a free downloadable stationery to help your students craft letters to pen pals and start building their own extended communities.
You can find pen pal programs online, or even organize pen pals with another school!
Corresponding with a pen pal is a great way to practice writing and language skills, consider other perspectives, and learn about different cultures. Plus Zindy says it’s a great introduction to the art of letter writing. Try this activity in your own class after reading We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands, the Book of the Week!
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