Activity

Write a Letter to the President

What You Need:

  • Computer and printer
  • Heavy white paper (try using resume paper)
  • Black pen
  • Envelope
  • Stamp

What You Do:

  1. Before your child begins their letter, have them go to the White House's online contact form to see how easy it is to email the president or his staff. The Biden administration promotes accessibility and openness, and encourages citizens to contact the White House with any questions, comments, or concerns they might have.
  2. Discuss current political issues with your child to help them decide on the subject of their letter. Encourage your child to find a topic that interests them and that they can relate to. Some topic ideas include the rising cost of college tuition or the environment.
  3. Have your child type their letter on the computer. Make sure your child dates the letter and includes your address, email address, and the recipient's address. Children should also leave the proper amount of space between each section and type their name at the end. Search online for an example of a professional letter if you need support. Don't forget to use spell-check!
  4. Print out the letter on a sheet of heavy white paper. Have your child sign the letter in pen just above their typed signature, then fold it and place it in the envelope.
  5. Address the envelope to the White House: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500
  6. Now add your stamp to the envelope, and place your letter in the mail!

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