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Learning about the Post Office can be so much fun! It’s also a fantastic way to add some pretend play to your preschooler’s day.
Whether your child wants to learn about how the postal system works or they simply want to make send some cards to their friends or letters to far away family members, this Post Office dramatic play center is the perfect way to get started!
From a price list for your shipping supplies to a printable letter carrier hat, this dramatic play center has everything you need to build your very own Post Office in your home or classroom.
Post Office Dramatic Play
Now, to these Post Office pretend play printables, you’ll want to add a few fun items to the center to really create the feel of a Post Office and create hours of fun for your little ones.
Post Office Supplies
Obviously, if you’re using this set in a classroom, you can set it all up in your dramatic play center.
If you are setting it up at home or just don’t have a full dramatic play center due to space, you can easily use some small table and a few supplies to create your Post Office.
Now, of course, you can use anything you have lying around to build your Post Office. The list below is not meant to be an exhaustive list of everything you might need or want, but an idea of the items that we used to create ours.
- A few small plastic bins
- Envelopes of different sizes
- Glue sticks
- Crayons, pencils, or markers
- Dry erase markers
- Toy cash register
- Some string or ribbon
Having some brightly colored papers to print your postcards, greeting cards, and stamps on can also be a lot of fun!
Setting Up Your Post Office
With just a few basic supplies and a little imagination, you’ll be surprised at just how much fun your kiddos can have!
For our Post Office, we used some colorful trays to create a little writing center for our postcards and greeting cards and made sure to include some envelopes, pencils, and blank stamps so the kiddos could create their own mail. Then, we made our very own mailbox out of a cardboard box so that they would have somewhere to deliver their mail.
I also laminated our open and closed signs (back to back although you could print them dual-sided) and added a string so they could flip it back and forth between open and closed.
We hung up our laminated hours sign and used a dry erase marker to change the times and threw up our supply price list to practice figuring out how much things cost.
We also took turns trying out different jobs.
From the Postmaster who worked on sorting the mail with our number mail matching activity to the letter carrier who delivered the mail with their printable letter carrier hat and mailbag, there was a job for everyone.
My absolute, most favorite part, however, was most definitely our postage stamp banner!
It does take a bit to cut it out, but once it was done I just ran it through the laminator so that we could use it over and over again.
Ready to build your own Post Office?
The full dramatic play set includes:
- Full Page Open/Closed Signs
- Postage Stamp Post Office Banner
- Half Page Open/Closed Sign
- Blank Postcards
- Design Your Own Postage Stamps (Large and Small)
- Job Tags
- Mailbag Printable
- Letter Carrier Hat Printable
- Mail Number Matching Activity for Numbers 1-10
- Hours Sign
- Supply Price List
- Receipts (Full and Half Page)
- Vocabulary Cards
- Greeting Cards
- Suggested List of Props
Each page within the set also comes in both a full color (when applicable) and a black and white version for easier printing.