4-H Hands & Hearts: How to Write Your Letter to a Senior


1. The Greeting

A) Because we don’t know the exact person who will be receiving your letter you should use a generic greeting. The easiest and most polite greeting is simply:

Dear Sir or Madam,

2. Basic Information About you

A) My name is ____________.

B) I am ________ years old.

C) I live in _______________.

3. What Makes you a Special Person?

A) What 4-H clubs do you belong to? What activities do you do in those clubs? What are some of you accomplishments within 4-H? Have you completed any 4-H County Events? Did you win a prize? What do you like about 4-H? How long have you been in 4-H?

B) What are your hobbies? What do you like to do with friends? Do you play any sports or video games?

C) How many people are in your family?

D) What grade are you in school? What is your favorite school subject?

4. Ask About the Person you are Writing to

A) What hobbies do you have?

B) How big is your family? Do you have any grandchildren?

C) What kind of careers did you have?

D) Where are you from originally?

E) What is your favorite television show?

F) Where did you go to school?

G) How has daily life changed for the kids of today from the time when you were a kid?

H) What advice do you have for someone of my age?

5. The Goodbye

A) You should end your letter with:


(Your first name)










Posted: June 3, 2020

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching

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