Producing a children's newsletter can be fun for you and the children who read it. An effective newsletter not only captures kids' attentions, but also actively involves them in its creation. By developing sections in your newsletter where children can submit ideas and questions, you'll produce a kid-friendly publication. Children will be excited to read your newsletter.
Children enjoy sharing their artwork with others, and parents love showing their child’s cute creations to family members and friends. Encourage children to draw pictures and have their parents send them to you. You can scan the drawings sent through the postal service onto your computer, or you can place pictures sent as attachments directly into your newsletter. Once the artwork is published in your newsletter, children will want to show off their published art. Parents may want several copies to distribute to friends and family members.
Ideas for simple craft projects can be included in your children’s newsletter. Regardless of the age of the children, you should keep the instructions simple, and pictures demonstrating the completed project should always be included. You can depend on your own creative genius for craft ideas, but have children or their parents send in their project ideas and include them as well.
Young children like to tell and hear jokes. Your newsletter can supply them with fresh material. Having children send in their jokes and riddles will not only keep them involved in your newsletter, but it will also keep you from having to come up with original jokes for your publication.
Create a section in your newsletter for your readers’ questions. The types of questions will vary according to the type of children’s newsletter you produce. A newsletter that focuses on animals might feature a section where a veterinarian or zookeeper can answer questions about animals. A newsletter for children who love video games might have a section for questions about winning various games.
Sponsoring contests for children promises to keep them interested in your newsletter. You don’t have to have a contest in every issue as you can promote one contest over several issues. The contest can be as simple as rewarding the first child to submit an answer to a trivia question, or it can be more involved, such as a challenge for children to figure out a secret message. You can also simply hold a drawing for children who fill out a basic entry form.The winners can receive special prizes, which you may be able to secure through a donation from a local kid-friendly business.
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