4 Ways to Make your Own Pretend Play Post Office

Reading all the community helper themed posts linked up to last week’s Discover & Explore linky was so much fun! Who knew there were so many creative ideas out there to help teach children about community helpers? This week I’m excited to feature ways to set up your own pretend play post office in your home or classroom. (And be sure to check out our current Halloween themed Discover & Explore linky if you haven’t already!) 

4 Ways to Make Your Own Pretend Play Post Office

My kids love imaginative play! I often enjoy providing play props for the kids to inspire their pretend play (although this is certainly not necessary- children seem to be naturals at pretending). Since my kids have recently taken an interest in writing and mailing letters, I set up a pretend play post office in our house (which I shared during last week’s linky). It has been a big hit with the kiddos!

Pretend Play Post Office~ Buggy and Buddy

I’d also like to share three other creative ways to create mail centers in your home or classroom shared by some wonderful bloggers! I am just in love with this fun ideas!

Mail Time! Setting Up Your Own Post Office from How Wee Learn

Mail Time! How Wee Learn

How Wee Learn shares how they made mailboxes for each member of their family and even a mail hat! I love how she incorporated literacy learning so naturally into the pretend play!


Easy, No-Sew Mail and Play Mailbox from Nothing if Not Intentional

No-Sew Mail and Play Mailbox~ Nothing if Not Intentional

 This post has an easy tutorial showing how to make that cute mailbox from a cardboard box. I also just love the little felt letters and postcards! My kids would go crazy for this!


Easy Homemade Mailbox from P is for Preschooler

Easy Homemade Mailbox~ P is for Preschooler

I love this homemade mailbox~ it looks just like the real thing! She also put together a cute little writing kit to go with it. So much fun!


More Community Helper Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Community Helper Activities from Co-Hosts

Fire Safety Books and Activities for Kids (KC Edventures)

Post Office Pretend Play (Buggy and Buddy)

Stethoscope Experiment (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Fire Safety Week in Preschool (Teach Preschool)

DIY Firefighter Costumes for Kids (Twodaloo)


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  1. Thank you for sharing our mailbox set and for fueling our mailbox obsession! 🙂 Playing with mail is one of our favorite pretend play activities!

  2. Thanks for including our homemade mailbox! My daughter still loves playing with it!

  3. LOVE, love, love this idea! Pinning to share with my readers. I would love to have you join up with the PreK & Kindergarten Community on my site and share your ideas each Friday. 🙂

  4. OMG that looks so darn cute! When I was a kid I loved setting up things like that. Those kind of set ups are so great for learning too. I’ll have to keep this in mind for when my son gets a little older. Visiting from the Thoughtful Spot linky party.

  5. This is such a great idea! I love the different ideas you’ve compiled -great resources. Thanks!

  6. I am so going to use the mailbox on the wall idea!! My kids love to pretend to be the mailman, and it’s great practice for them to identify names too. I foresee many “cards” and “letters” being made in the near future! I pinned this to my (CarlaINHouston) Awesome Preschool board–thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. I love this! Anything with pretend play is a big hit in our home! We also have a mailbox area, but you gave me some great ideas to add on 🙂 Thank you for sharing over at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! I chose you as one of my favorites this week.


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