There is one thing young children have in common: a love for mail trucks, letter carriers, and everything related to postal services! That’s why today we have 15 mailman activities for preschoolers that are so much fun.
Best Activities With Post Office Theme For Preschoolers
Children are fascinated with public service workers: from the popular police officer to postal workers, garbage collectors, and construction workers. And it’s a great way to help children appreciate the hard work different community helpers do for us in real life.
Today’s lesson plans and community helper activities are all about mailmen, with a preschool theme. It is a great opportunity to practice several skills, such as fine motor skills, literacy skills, math skills, social skills, and language skills. These activities can be part of your community helpers unit with younger students or for personal use at home.
Let’s get started!
1. Post Office Dramatic Play
Children will love role playing and pretend to work in the post office. Here are so many ideas to make your own post office dramatic play center with things you probably already have in your classroom. Via PreKinders.
2. Post Office Mailing Activity For Preschoolers
This post office activity is a great way to practice reading aloud and writing the child’s name while they enjoy delivering mail to their classmates. From Pre-K Pages.
3. Preschoolers love hearing “You’ve Got Mail!”
This activity is a wonderful way to practice several skills, like name recognition, name writing, motor skills, and social abilities. Perfect for Valentine’s day theme. From Teach Preschool.
4. Mailbox Math
Make some printable numbers and shape envelopes to use with your mailbox math. It is a fun way to practice counting, pattern recognition, and more. From PreKinders.
5. Post Office play For Preschoolers: Making and Delivering the Mail
Let’s do some post office play to work on writing skills! It’s also a fun way to make community helper crafts with household supplies, like a paper grocery bag and paper sheets. From Growing Book by Book.
6. Beginning Sounds Mail Sort and Song
This fun beginning sounds mail sort activity and song is a great way to build phonological awareness at the beginning of words. From Growing Book by Book.
7. Printable Kids Letter Writing Set
Here’s a printable letter-writing set for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and older kids. It’s the perfect set for beginning writers that want to write and send an actual letter. From Picklebums.
8. Mailing Letters Alphabet Activity
This mailing letters alphabet activity is a fun pretend play activity that helps kids practice letter identification, letter matching and letter sounds! From Fun Learning For Kids.
9. Wrong Mail: A Mail CVC Word Worksheets Activity
This mail activity doubles as CVC word worksheets. Kids will be able to recognize CVC words easily with a fun printable. From No Stress Homeschooling.
10. Make a Letter Opener-a Fine Motor Craft for Pretend Play
Grab some simple craft supplies to make latter openers for pretend play with no sharp edge. They also work as great magic wands! From Capri + 3.
11. Teaching Kids About Envelope Format
Let’s learn how to format an envelope – a lifelong skill! This activity is great for parents to do with their kids or teachers to set up as a literacy station. From The Educator’s Spin On It.
12. Post Office Letter Sorting
Let’s make a sorting activity for preschoolers and kindergarteners, and have your kid sort the letters by name, color, numbers, or zip codes. From No Time For Flashcards.
13. Mail Time! Setting Up Your Own Post Office
This preschool post office idea is so full of learning. It includes different ways to practice letters, sounds and recognize familiar words. Creating a Post Office is a wonderful way to bring reading and writing to life! From How Wee Learn.
14. Shape Surprise And Sort Mailbox Activity For Kids
This activity will make kids excited to learn about letters, numbers, shapes, or colors. It can be done with one kid or multiple kids, and it will feel like a game! From A Little Pinch of Perfect.
15. DIY Cereal Box Mail Carrier Bag For Kids
Kids will be able to use their own mail carrier bag and write letters, lick envelopes, stick on stamps, and deliver goodies to all their plushies. From Handmade Charlotte.
Want more mailman activities for kids? Try these from Kids Activities Blog:
- Looking for fun gifts to send in the mail? Here are 15 crazy and fun things you didn’t you could mail!
- Did you know you can mail large Easter eggs to your friends?
- Make your own Valentine mailbox to receive cute cards next Valentine’s day!
- These Labor Day coloring pages include a cute picture of a mailman!
Which mailman activity for preschoolers will you try first?