Check out the top children’s books about mail and letter writing to inspire your child to write and send letters! Read stories and facts about the mail process.
“I love it!” my six-year-old’s teacher emailed me. Just that morning, she received a handmade card from him. The card came complete with the school’s address scrawled on the front. Because he didn’t just hand it to her… he mailed it to her.
The idea of sending mail began, as usual, with my son’s questions:
- “Where does our mail come from?”
- “How does the mailman know our mail goes to us?”
- “How does the mail get from the person who sent it to our house?”
A letter writing activity seemed like a natural way to answer all the questions. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Buy or create cards together.
- Keep a stash to send for special occasions.
- Encourage your child to write the sender and return addresses on the envelope.
- Have him stick the stamp on each envelope (I recommend doing this before he writes the addresses so you’re sure there’s space for the stamp, especially on a small envelope).
- Wet a rag so he can seal each envelope.
- Walk to the mailbox to drop off the mail.
Send them to anyone, such as grandparents, teachers, aunts and uncles, and… yourselves! One of the coolest things for your child to see is his very own mail coming right back at him. The occasion can be anything, from “just because” to major holidays.
Children’s books about mail
A fantastic way to tie in all the activities is to read children’s books about sending mail. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find any, but turns out, sending mail is a popular topic for children’s books. These books talk about mail carriers, how the mail system works and the fun of sending mail.
Check out these awesome books for your next letter writing activity:
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