Welcome New Friends With a Special Card

Got a new neighbor on your street, or a new kid in your class? Help them plant roots in your community — make them a welcome card.

Or, if you're inviting guests to your sukkah for the first time, make them a special card to welcome them in. You can find more Sukkot activities for kids on the PJ Library Sukkot hub.

This Activity Works With These Books:


  • 1 piece of thick paper or cardstock
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils


  • Fold the piece of paper in half to make a card.
  • On the front of the card, draw a picture of yourself (or your whole family!).
  • Above the picture, write “Welcome” in several languages. Ask your parents to help look up the words online.
  • Inside the card, write a short message — something like “I’m excited to get to
  • know you” or “I hope you like it here!”
  • Add other decorations, if you’d like.
  • Give the card to a new family in your neighborhood or a new student in your class at school to make them feel welcome.


Helping Kids Welcome Guests