1. Stamp & Letter Match 2. Mail Style Spelling 3. “Junk” Mail 4. Sketch Book for Stamp Collecting
1. Kids in their “mail truck” 2 & 3. Edible Mail– Postage: $1.90 each in the states 4. Post Office Hunt
TWELVE ways to have fun with LETTERS, STAMPS & THE POST OFFICE:
1. Mail an edible post card. We sent out boxes of gummy bears & smarties.
2. Junk Mail Math! Match paper stamps with “math problems“ to envelopes with “address answers.”
3. Serve cupcakes with mini envelopes & letters tucked inside.
5. Set up a pretend post office and letter set! Letters & Stamps = Paper, Velcro & Craft Foam, Parcels = Wrapped Toy Blocks & Empty Boxes, Mail Box = Shoe Box & Blue Paint, Name Badges = Recycled Priority Mail Boxes
6. Bring a simple scavenger hunt to the post office!
7. Start a stamp collection. We made simple sketch books with recyled boxes, paper scraps and envelopes.
8. Play educational MAIL games! PO BOX Match Up, Word Family Letters, Stamp & Letter Match…
9. Take a copy of The Jolly Postman & other mail themed books to the post office; spread out a blanket and read in the sunshine!
10. Order an itsy-bitsy treasure from the World’s Smallest Postal Service: Leafcutter Designs. I’ve always wanted to try this–haven’t yet… but maybe someday!
11. Leave a surprise treat in your mailbox for your mail carrier!
12. If you are ultra handy with needle and thread— sew a felt mail kit. Emerson still enjoys this one I ordered last year.