Here's one of our printable postcards for kids to use, illustrated with the Angel of the North. Colour (fi you choose the black and white version), fill in the back, then cut out. Fold along the line with the printed side out and glue the sides together. All ready to post!
Our postcards, which work not only as traditional postcards to send in the post but also as a classroom writing activity, have proved so popular that we are in the process of expanding this section. They can be printed onto light card or even good paper, and there's no fiddly printing on both sides of the paper required because of their clever design. Just print once, fold carefully in half with a "hamburger" fold and glue, and then cut around the edges. Voila! Many of the postcards are ready for the kids to colour in; some come pre-coloured.
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Sydney Opera House is an iconic landmark in Australia. Make this postcard by printing, folding and gluing. It's a great little activity, involving a bit of writing and a lovely picture to colour in.
Writing a postcard is an activity which encourages writing without being too onerous; you can only fit so many words on a postcard! This Australian card features an illustration of the famous Uluru (or Ayer's Rock) and is a lovely bit of colouring in.
This postcard features a fantastic illustration of Australia showing all the states, major cities, and some Australian animals. It makes a varied activity, with writing, colouring in and a bit of gluing to keep kids interested... perhaps followed by a trip to the post box to send it!
This printable postcard of Canterbury Cathedral is a fun writing project for kids - but of course you could also put it in the post if you wanted to! Print, cut out, fold and glue together.
This little activity encourage writing and gives the children a chance to practise addressing a postcard. And of course there's some colouring in to do, too. The kids can pretend they are in Rio de Janeiro - perhaps having done some research first.
Here's one of our fun printable postcards for Clifton Suspension Bridge. Choose from colour or black and white. It makes a fun little writing project for the classroom - or a postcard you can actually post, if you like!
Here's a fun little writing project for Shakespeare Week: write a postcard pretending that you had just visited a production of one of Shakespeare's plays in the original Globe Theatre! Of course you can also use the postcard to describe a visit to the modern Globe!
Here's one of our printable postcards featuring HMS Victory - a fun addition to a project on Admiral Lord Nelson, perhaps? Or why not send the postcard in the mail after a visit to the museum ship in Portsmouth?
Send a postcard from the Kremlin! Just print, colour, write, cut out and paste. These postcards are a fun way to teach the children about famous landmarks - in this case in Moscow!
Big Ben (the bell in Elizabeth Tower in the picture) can be heard chiming every 15 minutes over Westminster in London. This activity is to make your own postcard! Simply print out the picture, colour it in, and then glue the sides together. It is then ready for your message, and a stamp!
Jump into a black London cab and it will take you anywhere you like! Make yourself this postcard and colour in the picture. Its easy to do and then you can write your message and send it off in the mail!
Make yourself this postcard which shows the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in London. Make sure you colour the soldier's uniforms red, and their furry busby hats in black!
The dome of St Paul's Cathedral is a familiar sight in the London sky line. Colour in this fantastic illustration (which also has a great double decker bus) and then write a message to someone on the back!
Tower Bridge is a famous London landmark and the fantastic illustration on this postcard shows it rising up to let a boat through. Postcards don't need too much writing so are good way to get reluctant writers going!
Here you have a postcard showing a Beefeater at the Tower of London. The picture also shows one of the famous ravens that live there. Postcard writing is an activity which encourages children to write and teaches them how to lay out an address for the purposes of sending mail.
The red double decker buses of London are famous the world over. Here's a brilliant postcard to colour in and make yourself.
The London Eye is a relative newcomer to London. It was built flat, over the river, before being hoisted into place for the millenium celebrations. This postcard shows one of the pods in which visitors make their journey around the giant wheel.
The Empire State Building is one of the most famous sky scrapers in New York. This postcard is a fun USA themed activity which kids will love. Colour the picture, then fold and glue the sheet to make your own card. Trip to the postbox to post is optional.
Postcard writing is a great, short, writing exercise and coupled with the colouring in of the picture makes a really fun activity. This postcard shows Staten Island in New York and is one of a set of cards featuring famous places in the USA.
The children on this postcard are having fun visiting the Statue of Liberty in New York! Would you like to visit the USA? What would you write in a message to someone at home? Make this postcard and have a go at writing on the back.
Beep beep! Imagine yourself in New York with this postcard of yellow taxi. Encourage young writers to send a message; only a short message is required and it's a good way to learn your address too!
This postcard shows One Tree Hill in Auckland, New Zealand. It's a volcanic peak which is 182 metres high! Making your own postcards encourages writing, teaches kids how to address mail, and you can even throw in a bit of maths working out the stamps you need to send it!
The iconic Eiffel Tower soars above the city of Paris and at night is magically lit with thousands of lights. Send someone you know this postcard, which you can make yourself!
Why not send someone you know a postcard? This one shows the famous Louvre museum in Paris with its big glass pyramid at the front.
Here's a fun way to get the kids writing, and practise postcard and addressing techniques! Print, colour, write and cut out, then fold in half and glue.
Write a postcard with your own coloured-in map of Russia on the front. This fun little activity is a great way to introduce children to the country and they can either write creatively about the Russian holiday they are having, or perhaps write a little about Russia on the back.
Send someone a message with an American flavour with this postcard showing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A great way to practise writing your address!
Soccer fans would be excited to visit the Soccer City Stadium near Johannesburg in South Africa. Write a message and send to someone who loves football.
Table Mountain in South Africa features on this make your own postcard. Some happy walkers are enjoying the views. Print it out, fold and stick, colour it in, write a message and send! A lot of different activities in one!
Here's a quick printable writing activity based on a postcard with a view of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. Just print, cut out and fold...
Print our Stonehenge postcard, choosing from black and white or colour. Cut along the outline, fold and glue in half, and you are ready to write!
This set of teacher postcards are designed to be used prior to the beginning of the school year. Just print, cut out and fold in half, gluing the non-printed sides together for an instant double sided postcard!
Print these fun postcards. Cut out carefully, fold in half and glue together so that the printed sides are on the outside. An almost instant postcard! They are a fun way for teacher's to introduce them to children before the beginning of term, but of course can be used in so many ways...
Colour in the picture of the Tower of London on this postcard and then make a trip to the post box to send it! Its easy to make; just print it out and stick the two sides together.
If you are studying the USA or have an interest in geology this postcard featuring the Grand Canyon will interest you. Carved by the Colorado River over millions of years, the canyon makes a great picture to colour in.
Postcards are a great writing activity. They also familiarise children with the formats for addressing post. This one features Mount Rushmore where the faces of four US presidents are carved into the mountainside.
Six million cubic feet of water is whoosing over the top of Niagra Falls on this postcard! This is one of our set of postcards featuring well-known places and landmarks in the USA.
An iconic landmark, the White House in Washington DC is the heart of American politics. Making a postcard is a great activity involving writing practice and also colouring in.
Why not pretend you're on holiday in the USA and send a postcard to someone at home? This postcard of the Washington Monument is one of ten postcards we have featuring American landmarks.