#38 Posty

Suitable for:0 to 5

Pretend to be a Posty! You can write, draw, paint, print or stick to create a masterpiece picture, letter or postcard. Send it to someone special, or yourself! Put it in an envelope and post it in the post box.

Everyone loves to post letters in the big red post box. It’s so exciting when children get letters addressed to them through the post too! Whether you’re pretending in play or visiting the local post box, writing, sealing, sending and receiving post has never been more fun!

How to do it

Make a post box out of a shoe box and create a post office ‘area’. Have a box with envelopes, cards, paper, pens etc. Use folders or slots to ‘sort’ letters.

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Paper or a postcard, pens, crayons, chalk or paint. An envelope and a stamp, remember that different sized envelopes need different stamps, large envelopes need a more expensive stamp. Visit the post office to check the cost of postage, ask for a special picture stamp!

Optional extras: Stickers, stampers, stamps, box, hat, bag, pretend money.

Make a post box out of a shoe box and create a post office ‘area’. Have a box with envelopes, cards, paper, pens etc. Use folders or slots to ‘sort’ letters.

Take a look at these links

Make your post office

At the post office

Postcard template

Postman Pat

Postman Bear

Don't forget to head to the Sheffield 50 Things to Do Before You're Five website for more activities.