Hi everyone, I have done a few Kindergarten themed units, and wanted to add in a new one today! Introducing my Mail Carrier Unit Study! This one is geared for preschool to Kindergarten and just introduces one of our very helpful community workers to younger students.

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Lesson 1:  Introduction: Introduce the mail carrier career to your students. Ask if they know what a mail carrier does, and how they go about doing it. Tell students that mail carriers are responsible for picking up mail to be sent, as well as delivering mail to residents in their specific area. Mail carriers work no matter what the weather, but not on national holidays.

  • Activity: Color the Mailman worksheet (Note, even though we typically refer to mail carriers as a “mailman” they can be either women or men.)

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Lesson 2:  Envelope Activity: Help students learn how to properly address the below envelope to someone they like. Have them color in a pretty stamp for their letter in the box provided. Make sure to tell them where the mailing address and return address go on an envelope, and what they’re used for.

  • Activity: Have students write a letter, or color a picture and have them actually mail it to a family member.

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Lesson 3: Mailbox Craft: Cut out the mailbox pieces and color. Glue flag to mailbox and then carefully tape the door piece to the mailbox along the bottom so it will flap open.

  • Activity: Have students write their last name, or street address on their mailbox. You can use the letter template on page 6.

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Lesson 4:  Mail Carrier Poem: Read the poem to students, then help them memorize the mail carrier poem.

  • Activity: Color and cut out the mail carrier poem worksheet.

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Lesson 5: Stamp Memory Game: Cut out the below stamps and place them face down on a flat surface. Play stamp memory: take turns flipping two cards over. If they match you get to keep them. If not, you have to turn them back over and let another player have a turn. Player with most matches at the end of the game wins! Can be played with one player as well!

 

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Lesson 6:  Craft: Make the mail carrier hat on page 10. (Need: Blue construction paper, crayons)

  • Activity: Cut out fake letters, or use real envelopes. Have students pretend to be mail carriers and deliver mail to other students in the room.

 

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Lesson 7: Field Trip: If possible, take a field trip to a local post office to see how they operate. You may also stop your mail carrier, and ask a few questions next time you see them!

 

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Have mail carrier activity ideas for kids? Leave a comment below to share your ideas!

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