Use the suggested ideas below to help you plan your preschool Post Office lessons!
Here are some ideas to help you plan your Post Office/Mail week. 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).
This sample lesson plan was created using ideas from this page.
Children love to learn about the helpers in their community. This 12 activities in this pack focus on The Post Office, Mail Carriers and Mail. These easy to assemble activities can be placed in your learning centers, turned into file folder games, or turned into tot tray activities.
This 41-page pack includes the following 12 activities:
Envelope & Stamp Color Matching Shape Matching Stamp Cards Mail Carrier Roll & Count Mail Delivery Counting Mats with frames Post Office Puzzle Package Sorting Address Match Up Post Office Pre-Writing Practice Mailbox Color Sorting Mat Stamp & Envelope Uppercase & Lowercase Puzzles Post Office Patterning Post Office Count Clip Cards Cover, TOS, Graphics Credit and Directions
Easily Create a Post Office Dramatic Play theme with this pack of pretend play props. Inside this pack you'll find the following printable signs: Post Office Word Wall Cards Welcome to the Post Office Sign Open/Closed Sign Postage Fees Sign Shipping Supplies Sign Sorting Packages Sign Sorting Mail Sign Delivering Mail Sign Collecting Mail Sign Labels: Stamps, Scale, Boxes, Envelopes Please wait in line Sign Mail Truck Parking Sign Postcard Template Envelope Template Cover, TOS, Graphics Credit, Directions/Suggested items to add to your space
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.