Namaste! A classic elementary school activity, writing to a penpal is a fun and rewarding experience and is a great way to help kids connect to kids in other parts of the U.S. and the world. Here's a penpal writing activity to get your first grader in the penpal writing practice. Rahul, a young boy from India, writes about field hockey, lots of brothers and sisters, and movies. Help your child write back to Rahul about his own life in the U.S.

Want more penpals? Check out My Penpal from China and My Penpal from Japan.