Mail call! Kids love getting mail and they like sending it, too. Patricia wrote in to share a great summer project:
My four-year-old daughter loves to send mail, both real and pretend, so I created a kit to help her with this interest. She loves to deliver mail by hand inside our home or to neighbors, and also enjoys staying in touch with preschool friends that she doesn't see often now that it's summer.
Here's what Patricia included in her daughter Sabrina's mail kit:
- blank cards and envelopes
- 1-cent and 2-cent stamps
- some first-class stamps for "outside the neighborhood"
- stickers for decorating the envelopes
- a small pencil case with pens and pencils
- a personalized self-inking return address stamp ("her favorite part of the kit")
Since she can't write much more than her name and a few other words, she mostly draws her correspondence, signing on the back and sometimes asking me to write a note to the recipient. It's a sweet way to pass these summer afternoons.
It sure is. Genuine letter writing is such a rarity these days so we're happy to see the tradition being introduced to young kids.
Thank you, Patricia, for sharing this wonderful activity. Readers, Patricia has lots of good ideas for things to do with kids. Find more at her blog, Good + Happy Day.