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Writing to the President

In this activity, children write to the U.S. President to voice their concerns.


  • Writing paper
  • Pen
  • Envelope
  • Postage stamp

There are many reasons kids would like to write to the president. They might be concerned about the environment or youth crime. Your letter will be read by a White House secretary who may refer it to the president. No matter who reads it, however, you will receive a reply. Your letter can be neatly handwritten or typed. It should be short and to the point, with your concern clearly stated. Here is an example:

Dear Mr. President, I am a 6th grader at Jackson Middle School and I am very concerned about the depletion of the ozone layer. I don't want to grow up in a world that is unprotected from the harmful effects of direct sunlight. I am writing this letter to ask you to help by increasing penalties for companies with harmful environmental practices. Please do whatever you can.

Note: The address for the president is:
The President of the United States
White House Office
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500