The Kids on the Web: Pen Pals
A special note to kids: as with doing anything online, you should make sure to
let your mom or dad, or whoever takes care of you, take part in any online
penpal exchange. They'll enjoy meeting the people just as much as you, and
can also help guide you through this complex world, finding people with
interests and hobbies the same as yours. Don't do this stuff alone!
Share in the fun. :-)
Featured site: ePals
ePals is the world's largest and fastest growing online classroom community!
Join the ePals community for free and connect with more than 16 million
students and teachers in 200 countries and territories. Features instant
language translation, safe and protected, monitored email and blogs, online
collaborative projects, and more.
Founded in 2004, Sincerely Yours Pen Pals is geared toward
linking teacher to teacher so that they can allow their classrooms to buddy or
pair up. Each individual child within each class is assigned a pen pal from
the buddy class.
Kids' Space Connection
is an international meeting place for children and
schoolteachers. Find penpals from around the world! Check out interesting
projects you can contribute to, and cool clubs you can join.
If you'd like, you could try joining
Pen Pal List!
Intended for ages 10 and older, including adults,
(called "The Soviet-American Penfriend Exchange" prior to 1991) matches
people from all over the world with
penpals in the former Soviet Union and the Baltic Nations. Since 1989, they've
matched more than 50,000 pairs of penpals, but by the end of 1998 had more
than 100,000 people from the CIS/Baltics waiting to be matched with a
penpal. The penpals exchange via postal mail, not email.
is an automatic eMail pen pal system and is intended to promote global
communication via the Internet. You can enter your own profile into the pen
pal database, along with a joke or kids recipe you would like to share.
its-online penpal section
is designed to be used by students of English around the world and native
English speakers who would like to exchange messages with students of English
in other countries.
All About Education
is a pen pal service dedicated to keeping students and educators in contact
with each other.
Set up as part of a club named ``Girls Views'',
has been made available for girls between 8 and 16 years old, to write back
and forth, talk about their hobbies, and the like.
A Girl's World Pen Pal Spectacular
is a safe place for girls to join the clubhouse and write with penpals
from around the world.
has been set up for kids up to age 16. You can write, or post, back and forth
with kids all over the place, about your particular interests and hobbies.
Rigby's Keypals List
lets you get in contact with students and teachers and classes around
Available in more than one language,
will let you post messages, send in your ideas or stories, or find
a Key Pal.
students can choose postcards, add messages to them, and deposit the
"postcards" at the sites mail box. The person that the postcard is intended
for is informed that it is waiting and given a code number to use to retrieve
Student Letter Exchange
is the world's largest Pen Pal organization, with over half a million
participants each year.
There are two pen-pal exchanges oriented to gifted children; the
Gifted Resources Pen-Pal Connection
will help you find out how to take part in them.
Dave's E-Mail Connection for ESL/EFL Students
you'll find folks from around the world who are mastering the English
language, and would love to hear from you.
is a forum for children under 16 to share their artwork, writing, etc., with
A fellow in South Korea has put together a
Penpal Home Page
which you can use as a starting point for getting connected with other kids
around the world.
International Kids' Space
Penpal Box, you can find pen-pals from all over the world!
There are 5 boxes by age groups, and a box for shools and classes.
is a grassroots project aimed at getting as many children in the age group 10
to 15 as possible involved in a global dialog. In particular, learn
how to be a
keypal with others.
Since the beginning in 1990,
over 70,000 kids from 94 countries on all continents have participated in
their activities. The primary means of communication is electronic mail
(email), but it may also be ordinary mail, fax, video conferencing, ham radio,
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