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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Make a Family Post Office

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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…

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1. Print a Cover

  • I found a 1” binder we already had and printed out a cover and side thingy Smile 
  • I love free printables, so if you’d like to use the same cover and spine label, just click HERE to download!
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

8 comments:

  1. Hi there, nice post. This is an interesting and very informative topic. Thanks for sharing you thoughts on this issue. Keep it up, looking forward to read another one in the future. Cheers!
    Although it may not feel that way, children learn through play. They learn to share. They learn to cooperate. They learn to take turns and interact with each other in a congenial manner.




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  2. I love this idea. Thank you for sharing it.

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  3. That is the cutest thing and such a GREAT way to practice writing. :)

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  4. Great post. That idea is really amazing. Thanks for sharing this and keep posting.

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  6. Those preschool resources are awesome. It's really creative.

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