Post Office Dramatic Play

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Every February, during our Valentines unit, we set up a post office in our dramatic play area. While we are making our Valentines envelopes and talking about giving cards to our friends, we are sorting and mailing cards in our post office. The preschoolers start stuffing envelopes with assorted recycled cards and giving them to their classmates. It ties in nicely with a friendship unit, too!
post office dramatic play
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post office dramatic play

Make your signs:

Download your signs and place them in your new post office. Be creative! We used our puppet theater as the post office counter window.

post office dramatic play

Have bins for sorting.

We found some blue bins at a dollar store. Preschoolers love to sort!

post office dramatic play

Add some zippered pouches and baskets.

You can find stuff like this at thrift stores. We simply printed off labels from the above link and attached them.

post office dramatic play

Make sure to have mail carrier bags.

We found some small canvas bags and some wide red, white and blue ribbon. We attached the fabric to the bag with fabric glue. (No sewing!)

 post office dramatic play

Don’t forget the visors!

Preschoolers love to wear hats for dramatic play! We purchased some blue foam visors.

post office dramatic play

Make sure there is a cash register for the sale!

 

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post office dramatic play

More dramatic play resources:

Dramatic Play Post Office (Pre-K Pages)

 

Post Office is Open! (Fairy Dust Teaching)

 

40 Dramatic Play Ideas (Blog Me Mom)

 

Setting the Scene for Dramatic Play (Pre-K and K Sharing)

 

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Comments

  1. I love your post office! Great idea for hours of play!

  2. Thank you! We are on week 2 and they are still having so much fun with it!

  3. This is adorable! I will have to try this at some point!
    Kate
    http://www.funinecse.blogspot.com/

  4. I love this, I must try a smaller scale one for my daughter, she loves the post office!

    • Oh yes, this can easily be done on a smaller scale at home. Even the kitchen table can work! Preschoolers love junk mail and assorted envelopes. If you give them small baskets, they can tote them around. You can make a mailbox out of a shoe box, cutting a slit on the lid.


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