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.