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Stamp Collecting

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center:

Group Games

Topic:

Occupations

Content:

Social Studies

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

variety of stamps
magnifying glasses
paper
colored pencils
clear tape or glue



Instructions:

1. Send home a note asking parents to bring in old stamps. These can be
postmarked and cut from mail.
2. Bring the stamp collection and other materials to an area of the classroom
set up for post office play.
3. Encourage the children to make observations about the different stamps.
Ask questions about the shapes, sizes, and colors. Ask open-ended questions
about the pictures. Discuss what stamps are for and how they are used as
payment to have items delivered to any place in the world.
4. Let the children choose their favorite stamp and attach it to a piece of paper.
5. Encourage them to use their imaginations to draw a picture of where the
stamp is from, where the mail came from, or what was inside the envelope or
letter. Ask the children to describe their drawing and write the description on
their project.


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