Here are some ideas to help you plan your Post Office/Mail week. I always used this Theme in my Daycare for the 1st week in February, since it can easily transition into Valentines.
Please be sure to share your Post Office Ideas in the comments!
It's helpful to put a shout out to your Daycare families prior to starting your "Post Office" week. Ask them to save "junk mail", envelopes, small boxes, mailers, Magazines (anything the kids can deliver).
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Add small stickers (to be used as stamps), postcards, note cards, and extra envelopes to your Art Centers this week.
Make a Kindness Postcard by Growing Book by Book
Stamp and Spell Activity from No Time for Flashcards
Fuzzy Monster Shredded Paper Collage Craft from Sunny Day Family
Junk Mail Paper from Craft and Repeat
Mail Carrier Hat from Making Learning Fun
Adding a Post office to your Dramatic Play area adds great fun. This can be as simple as adding a few shoe boxes or bins to a table, or as complex as creating some personalized DIY mailboxes for your kiddos.
Adding some satchels or fabric grocery bags to the area allows the kids to "deliver" and "pick-up" mail to their friends.
Here are some fabulous Post Office Play Spaces from our Daycare Spaces and Ideas Community Members for you to enjoy:
Felecia J. of Mrs. Felecia's Playhouse Preschool.
Monica V. of Little Monsters.
Kathleen M. of Little Blue House Childcare
Erica P. of Erica's Educate Learning Center
Terrea D. of Adventurous Learning Unlimited Daycare
Add Post Office Trucks, Play Houses, Streets, and Mail Carrier Toys to your Construction Space this week.
This Jolly Postman small world play space was created by Amanda Strachan.
Items to enhance your space
Field Trip: Take the kids to the post office (or out to the mail box) to mail a letter/package to your Daycare home/or to their homes. It should arrive in a few days.
Upper/Lower Case Letter Match from the Homeschool Den
Shredded Paper Sensory Bin from Gift of Curiosity
Mail Tray from My Montessori Journey
Envelope Sorting from Toddler Approved
Scissor Skills with Junk Mail from School Time Snippets
13 Things you never thought you could mail from Kids Activities Blog
Envelope Photo Match from Making Learning Fun
Mailbox Math from Pre-K Kinders
DIY Post Office Box from The Domestic Notebook
Mail Carrier Free Printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Upper Case/Lower Case Letter Match from Classroom Freebies
Number Letters from Classroom Freebies
Post Office Dramatic Play Items from Tracy Elhert TPT Store
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