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Dramatic Play is one of my favourite ways for little learners to learn through play. It provides them with so many opportunities to experiment, problem solve and be creative! Not to mention, it’s also one of the easiest ways to develop oral language skills! Today I’d like to share our Post Office Dramatic Play corner!

Lately we’ve been watching the Post Man deliver the mail on his motorbike each day. Both of my children have been fascinated by the process! I decided to follow their lead and create a fun set of printables for setting up our very own Post Office!

First we worked together to create our Post Box! I wrapped an old nappy box in some white paper so that you couldn’t see any of the writing through the paint. Next my three year old painted the entire box with red paint. Once it had dried, we cut a slit in the front and a tab in the back. Lastly, we added the MAIL sign from my printable packet.

How to make a post office box for imaginative play | Post Office Dramatic Play for letter writing unit of work | Prep and Foundation letter writing | Write a letter or post a postcard | Imaginative play ideas for the early childhood classroom | Printables for Australian Teachers - Prep, Foundation, Kindergarten and Toddler play ideas |

I also wrapped up some old boxes with brown wrapping paper. They looked like real little parcels! I also wrote on some addresses and glued stamps to some. Next I prepared all of my printables! I am so in love with the little stamps and fragile stickers (from my new Post Office Dramatic Play set).

Post Office Dramatic Play for letter writing unit of work | Prep and Foundation letter writing | Write a letter or post a postcard | Imaginative play ideas for the early childhood classroom | Printables for Australian Teachers - Prep, Foundation, Kindergarten and Toddler play ideas |

Setting up the play space is one of my favourite parts of dramatic play. I collected all of my props and put together the first little space. I used a Kmart cube shelf to display some of the materials for sale like stamps, envelopes, postcards and cards. Up the top, I added two baskets for sorting mail and parcels ready for the delivery person to collect.

Post Office Dramatic Play for letter writing unit of work | Prep and Foundation letter writing | Write a letter or post a postcard | Imaginative play ideas for the early childhood classroom | Printables for Australian Teachers - Prep, Foundation, Kindergarten and Toddler play ideas |

Next I set up the counter and realised the postbox looked much better there. I added a set of scales and set up the counter with cash register and price list. Finally we were ready to play!

Post Office Dramatic Play for letter writing unit of work | Prep and Foundation letter writing | Write a letter or post a postcard | Imaginative play ideas for the early childhood classroom | Printables for Australian Teachers - Prep, Foundation, Kindergarten and Toddler play ideas |

It was so amazing to watch both of my little learners getting involved in the process! Even my one year old did some writing. The Post Office was a wonderful way to develop early writing skills in a way that was both fun and engaging!

Post Office Dramatic Play for letter writing unit of work | Prep and Foundation letter writing | Write a letter or post a postcard | Imaginative play ideas for the early childhood classroom | Printables for Australian Teachers - Prep, Foundation, Kindergarten and Toddler play ideas |

So what do you think? Would your little learners enjoy role-playing in their own Post Office?

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If you’d like to grab a set of my Post Office Dramatic Play printables, just click the button below!

Post Office Dramatic Play for letter writing unit of work | Prep and Foundation letter writing | Write a letter or post a postcard | Imaginative play ideas for the early childhood classroom | Printables for Australian Teachers - Prep, Foundation, Kindergarten and Toddler play ideas |

About the author

Casey is an early years teacher turned stay at home mum to three little learners aged 6 and under. She is passionate about supporting parents that want to use play as a vehicle to bond with their little learners and create magical memories of childhood! You can follow Casey on Instagram right here.


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