As we've been doing a bit of a country/continent theme we signed up today for The Worldwide Culture Swap I'm not sure what will come of it, but after I explained what it entailed dd liked the idea of sending packages from our country - or, rather, receiving packages! So, if nothing else, it will add a bit of life to our flagging HE :)
We've had a stab at Postcrossing before. It seemed like a great idea, but, tbh, it was me who ended up writing and sending the postcards and it was me who was ooooing and ahhhing over the ones that were returned, without even a glimmer of interest from any of my bunch. Perhaps a parcel of THINGS will be different?
I also looked into the Flat Stanley project, but I can just imagine my kids' faces when I explain that not only do they have to write a 'journal' to send to someone, but they'll be expected to read the one that is returned. Things, rather than words, make more of an impression on my kids :)
Has anyone tried any of these projects? What has your experience been?