- table and chairs
- markers, pencils, and crayons
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Children may need help folding their letters carefully to fit them in the envelopes.
- Walk with the children to a nearby mailbox or outgoing mail slot in your center so they can mail their letters.