We don’t live very close to anyone in our family. We get to see grandmas and grandpas and cousins every now and then, but not nearly enough. My 3-year-old loves writing letters and drawing pictures. She is always asking for an envelope and a stamp so she can send her picture to Grandma or an uncle or cousin.
So, I decided to put together a Family Post Office. It was simple to do and I love that the kids can see their cousins and grandparents and send them letters more easily now! Here’s how we did it…
1. Print a Cover
- I found a 1” binder we already had and printed out a cover and side thingy
- I love free printables, so if you’d like to use the same cover and spine label, just click HERE to download!
2. Add a pencil pouch
- Snap a pencil pouch right inside the front cover.
- Put big and little envelopes in the pouch.
- Add several different stamps.
3. Add paper and cards!
- Fill the left front pocket with blank paper and some different blank cards the kids can pick from.
4. Address Pages
- Find a picture of each family/person in our family.
- Add their address on the right side (mine are blurred out, but they’re there!)
- NOTE: I love that if the address changes, I can update and just print out that one page.
- Put the pages in plastic page protectors.
5. Back Cover
- On the back cover, I taped an envelope with a “How-To” address the front and where to put the stamp.
- There’s a little sticky note pad at the bottom … sometimes my 3 or 5-year-old will tell me what they want to say and I’ll write it out for them so they can copy it.
7. That’s it! … For now, it sits on the counter by our tin bucket filled with pencils, little scissors and a stapler. My kids know they can use these anytime they want to. They are quite the little creators.
8. Mail your letters!
- The last thing my kids do after they address the envelope and put a stamp on is to run it out to the mailbox and put the flag up.
- So exciting! Especially when the mailman brings a letter back to them!