Post Office Dramatic Play for Preschoolers

You can easily extend the post office experience with some fun dramatic play. Kids can write letters, make their own mail boxes, and deliver letters with a homemade mailbag.

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Does your preschooler get excited peering into the mailbox to see what's inside? Maybe there's something from Grandma or Aunt Julie just for them.

You can make these kid-size props for pretend play to extend the post office experience. Kids will engage early learning skills as they build imaginations with imaginative post office play.

Here are a few ways skills are supported in post office dramatic play:

  • Kids 'write' letters using a combination of words and drawings based on their skill levels.
  • Kids role play the job of the mail carrier or post office worker.
  • Kids engage fine motor, cognitive and literacy skills as they write and prepare letters and parcels for mailing.
  • Kids can track actual mailed letters online or trace their journey on a map or globe.

This roundup provides ideas for making both mailbags to carry the letters kids write, and mailboxes for posting the mail.


Post office pretend play




Mailbag crafts for delivering mail in kids dramatic play


Decorate a cardboard box for a Making and delivering the mail activity. / Growing Book by Book

Add a mailbag to the housekeeping corner for Post office dramatic play / PreK Pages

Discover and explore with post office play in this fun activity. / Buggy and Buddy

Make a Paper mailbag craft for pretend play with a Valentine theme. / Preschool Toolkit

Gather up your cloth shopping bags for Post office play with reusable bags / JDaniel4's Mom





Mail boxes to make for dramatic play with preschoolers


Make a mailbox with a cardboard box for Mailbox and mailbag pretend play. / Crayons and Freckles

Decorate Paper plate mail boxes with a child's name on each one. / Toddler Approved

A kid-size prop is fun for Post box play / The Imagination Tree

A small mailbox like this Cereal box mail box is easy to make from everyday material. / Red Ted Art

Support dramatic play with a Homemade mail box / Feels Like Home 


Kids love the excitement of sending and receiving mail, whether writing a letter to a friend, or receiving a birthday card in the mail from a grandparent.

Pretend post office play inspires lots of creative fun for kids. 


Post office dramatic play centers for preschoolers


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