Creating Community Postcards

Project DescriptionPostcards

Sending messages to one another is a way for us to stay connected. Either by text message, email, video chat, or even social media, these platforms allow us to share information, a thought, or memory. But not everyone has access to these platforms. One way we can show we care about someone is by sending a postcard to a friend, family, or community member! For some people, there is an exciting aspect to receiving a message in the mail versus receiving something in our email. This is especially true for members isolated in assisted living, hospital, or nursing homes.

In this activity designed by Teaching Artist Daphne Cuadrado Andino, students will reach out to a community member by creating a postcard that uses shapes and colors to create a unique pattern.

Suitable for grades K-12.

What's included

-Teacher Guide
-Student Booklet
-Teacher Support Document
-Blank Postcards

Guiding Question

How can basic shapes, colors, and repetition be used to create a unique design?

Artistic Process


Standards Addressed

VA.CR NM.1.2. I can combine several elements of art to construct 2D or 3D artwork.

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Skills: Creativity and Innovation, Communication
Life and Career Characteristics: Self-Direction, Interpersonal Skills

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