Welcome a New Friend With a Special Card

Welcome card

Did someone new just move in nearby? Do you have a new classmate at school? Help them plant roots in your community — and do a mitzvah – with a special homemade welcome card.

This Activity Works With These Books:

Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher
Bone Button Borscht
Emma's Poem


1 piece of thick paper or thin card
Crayons, markers, or colored pencils


  1. Fold the piece of paper in half to make a card.
  2. On the front of the card, draw a picture of yourself (or your whole family!).
  3. Above the picture, write “Welcome” in several languages. Ask your parents to help look up the words online.
  4. 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.
  5. Give the card to a new family in your neighbourhood or a new student in your class at school to make them feel welcome.


Learning to Welcome Guests