Many moons ago we used to be pen-friends with a home educating family in the US. On a few occasions we exchanged items for our nature tables.
I was remembering these parcels fondly and thought it would be a smashing idea to arrange a ‘Nature Pen Friends Swap’. I will announce the sign up procedure on the blog; sign up week will be 17th to 23rd April. The following week, I will send you your pen-friend’s details, and you and your child can get busy, hunting for nature treasures from your special nature spot.
Once you have collected your nature finds (minimum of six items), put together your box of nature treasures to post to your nature pen-friend. What an exciting opportunity to learn about nature from another part of the country, or even the world! (During sign ups you will be able to indicate if you are able to post internationally.)
You will need to find out what you are able to post to your Nature Pen Friend. Most countries will have very strict guidelines about what can go in and out of the postal system.
Restricted Goods International
Prohibited Goods International
The last day for posting will be the 21st May.
Once your parcel arrives, you would contact the family that sent to you, to let them know your goodies have arrived!
If you have a blog, or are active on social media, please do share in the Exploring Nature With Children FaceBook page.
If you think you may be interested, please leave me a comment below; it would be good to have an idea of how many people are interested. Also, may I suggest subscribing to the blog, so you do not miss the sign up!
I will give full details of the sign up process when I open sign ups on the 17th April.
47 thoughts on “Nature Pen Friends!”
We’re interested. It sounds fantastic.
Oh, we would be very interested in that! What a wonderful idea!
We are interested, my children are already planning what to send! 🙂 Great idea.
What a wonderful idea.
Yes please, great idea. 🙂
What a great idea, definitely interested!
We are interested!
My 5 year old and I would really enjoy this
We will be interested and can do international postage xx
yes 🙂 definitely interested – we are based in the UK most of the time but are going on a holiday to India ( where I am from)
Will bring back stuff 🙂
We would be interested! And would love to exchange with someone abroad.
We would love to be a part of this experience! Both my kids love outdoor learning; we live right by a preserve. It would be great discovering another family’s habitat 😉
We are interested, we love nature tables
We would be interested in this as well
This sounds amazing. Please count me in!
Yes please! x
My 5 year old son and I (in Scotland) would be interested, what a brilliant idea!
This sounds fantastic.. I’d love to join in X
Sounds great. We would love to take part.
This sounds like a lot of fun!
We’re interested but please make people aware of biosecurity if it’s going to be international
Really good point – if it’s international, I suspect you couldn’t mail seeds, for example? Hmm.
We would LOVE to be a part of this! <3
Count us in 🙂
I am interested in doing this as a school project. We are in Grenada. When mailing internationally, check your country’s prohibitions. I know that Grenada has some which will limit us a little, but we should be able to find plenty of legal things.
That sounds like so much fun! We are interested.
Very neat 🙂 Interested
Yes, we would love to!
Yes! This is SO great, we are very interested in this.
Love this idea!💕
I am definitely interested. I have a nature-loving daughter and this would be a great writing exercise for her. What is the age range? My daughter is 10.
Glad to have you, Shannon. This is open to all age ranges 🙂
We want to participate!!
We are interested. Is there a cost beyond shipping the box? Thanks!
No cost 🙂
My family is interested. Sounds wonderful!!
Thank you for organizing! We are most definitely interested.
We would be interested 🙂
here is the follow up info:
I am interested, Cathy Allison.
please can you contact me, as per these instructions.
Hi, we are interested as well! This sounds so cool! Thanks for sharing your idea!
Please can you contact me, as per these instructions:
Yes I’d be interested
Thanks Shelly. All the info is here: