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Setting up a Mail Center

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  1. table and chairs
  2. paper
  3. markers, pencils, and crayons


  1. Inform parents (ideally at the beginning of the year) that their children will be welcome to send mail from school with the help of teachers.
  2. Invite parents occasionally to send in addressed and stamped envelopes with their children, including the return address. Also ask them to let you know when there is a specific occasion, such as a grandmother's birthday, and aunt's new baby, or a friend who is sick, so their child can mail out appropriate letters or cards.
  3. Let the children visit the mail center during their free choice time and at least complete a picture for their letter. Encourage them to also write their names and a short message. You might want to suggest that they dictate a message for you to write for them.
  4. Children may need help folding their letters carefully to fit them in the envelopes.
  5. Walk with the children to a nearby mailbox or outgoing mail slot in your center so they can mail their letters.

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center: Dramatic Play/Pretend & Play/House Corner
Topic: Occupations
Content: The Arts: Dramatic Arts
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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