Sorting and Weighing Mail with Preschoolers
Teaching preschoolers how to sort and weigh mail is a great way to teach preschoolers about the behind the scenes of the mail we get every day. Whether you're looking for a way to introduce concepts of measurement or an activity to add to your post office theme. Keep reading for a fun way to weigh and sort mail with your preschoolers.
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Setting up this invitation to learn is easy, begin by gathering some materials:
Begin this activity by gathering different pieces of mail including postcards, different types of envelopes, and small packages.
After preschoolers have selected pieces of mail let them explore the concepts of balance by placing a piece of mail on each side. Encourage them to practice until they reach a balanced level.
After preschoolers have had practice with the balance preschool scale let them explore a new type of measurement. Introduce them to a digital scale and ask them if they have seen one before. Demonstrate how to set the scale to zero and show preschoolers how to weigh the envelope.
After preschoolers have explored with the digital scale, encourage them to add multiple pieces of mail to watch the weight increase. Depending on the level of the preschoolers, you can use a piece of paper to record the different weights.
After preschoolers have explored different pieces of mail, you can work them to sort the mail by weight! It's a more an advanced concept but with help preschoolers will love learning how the postal workers do this at the post office! An awesome activity to bring into your Post Office Dramatic Play.
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