Totetude Pet Pal is a way to encourage children to write about their summer vacation. Children decorate, cut out, and take photos with their pet over the summer. Every time they add a photo to their journal, they also write a sentence or two describing what they were doing when the photo was taken. Since Totetude Pet Pals are on paper, they can be mailed around the world to have vacations of their own as well. This activity has endless possibilities of places to go, things to do, and discussions to be had when school begins again. A letter template is offered for mailing your Pet Pal!