Junk mail is treasure for young children. Ask families to recycle flyers for children’s pretend play.
Boost children’s awareness of print as they learn about the post office, e-mail, and other ways to send letters to friends and family. Literacy skills increase as children create simple messages, cards, and letters.
Sort through all kinds of mail: catalogues, ads, samples, e-mail. Visit a post office or package shipping company. Find out how paper letters get from one place to another. Correspond with friends by e-mail.
To make post office boxes: Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Put on a Crayola® Art Smock. With Crayola® Washable Tempera and So Big® Brushes, paint the inside and outside of a recycled box. Dry overnight.
On an index card, write your name using Crayola® Washable Markers. Attach the card to your post office box with a Crayola® Glue Stick.
To create mail: Design your own letterhead with white paper and markers. Write messages to, and draw pictures for, your friends. Create cards for holidays or celebrations.
After your letter is ready, fold paper to make a pretend envelope. Draw a stamp in the corner. Deliver the mail to the correct post office box. Check your own box for mail.
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