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4 Fun Ways to Play Mail Delivery at Home

by | Apr 9, 2020 | Critical Thinking

Delivering mail while stuck inside can be a fun learning activity.

What you need:

  • Notes or letters (these can be created beforehand or the activity can be played simply with post-it notes).
  • Stuffed animals, dolls, or action figures

How to play:

  1. Ask your child to gather their ‘friends’ together (between 5-10 is great).
  2. Now have them place their stuffed animals around the room in different places. These are now their “homes”.
  3. Then have them deliver notes, pretending to play “mail delivery”.

More ways to play:

  • Number the stuffed animals 1-5 and practice delivering them mail in numerical order.
  • Ask your child to deliver from largest animal to smallest.
  • For older kids, ask them to draw a map of their stuffed animals houses along a route. Have them assign a number to each house. This is the address. Now, have them write a number on each note. Now they must deliver on their route!
  • To encourage more movement, have them place their stuffed animals all over the house and then use a timer as they race to complete their route. See what their best time can be (out of 3).


Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos
Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos

Chief Learning Officer at Begin

Jody has a Ph.D. in Developmental Science and more than a decade of experience in the children’s media and early learning space.