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Mail for Me
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
A letter to Amy by:Ezra Jack Keats
Peter wants to invite Amy to his birthday party but he wants it to be a surprise.
Corduroy writes a letter by:Alison Inches
Corduroy shows Lisa that writing letters to express your opinion can make a difference.
Harvey Hare, postman extraordinaire by:Bernadette Watts
To show their appreciation for the reliability and hard work of their postman Harvey Hare, the other animals plan to give him a perfect present.
Hi by:Ann Herbert Scott
While waiting in line with her mother at the post office, Margarita greets the patrons who come in carrying different types of mail.
Penguin post by: Debi Gliori
While his mother is looking for food and his father is tending their egg, a young penguin named Milo is charged with delivering the mail, not knowing that he is about to make a very special delivery.
A letter for Maria by:Elizabeth Lindsay
Maria's teddy bear seeks her out to bring her a picture letter when she is in the hospital.
The long, long letter by:Elizabeth Spurr
Mother's long, long letter brings Aunt Hetta surprise and adventure, as the loose pages bury her house and keep her warm during the winter.
Send it! by:Don Carter.
Simple text and illustrations describe a package as it makes its way across country, from the time it is wrapped and addressed until it is delivered and opened.
Mailbox magic by:Nancy Poydar
A young boy who wants to receive mail of his own sends away for an offer he sees on the back of a cereal box.
Hail to mail by:Samuel Marshak
A certified letter follows its intended recipient all over the world as the postal service attempts to catch up to him.
The post office book : mail and how it moves by:Gail Gibbons
A step-by-step description of what happens to mail from the time it is deposited in the mailbox to its arrival at its destination. Also includes brief historical facts about mail service in the United States.
Songs
The Mail Carrier

See the mail carrier
Dressed in blue
He's walking, walking, walking
Do you think he'll bring to you
Some postcards and a letter too?
http://www.preschoolrainbow.org/helper-rhymes.htm
The People in Your Neighborhood

A song from Sesame Street
Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood
In your neighborhood
In your neighborhood.
Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood,
The people that you meet each day.
Oh, the fireman is a person in your neighborhood,
In your neighborhood, in your neighborhood.
The Fireman is a person in your neighborhood,
A person that you meet each day.

Add verses with other people in the neighborhood; grocer, mail carrier,
shoemaker etc.
Mailing Letters

Tune: "The Mulberry Bush"

This is the way we mail a letter,
Mail a letter, mail a letter.
This is the way we mail a letter,
So early in the morning.

http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/comm.html#mail
Letter to Grandma


Lick them, stamp them
(make licking and stamping motions)
Put them in a box
(extend arms outward)
Hope that Grandma
Loves them alot!
(hug self)
http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/comm.html#mail
Crossing the Street

This isn't for traffic lights, but for crossing safely:
Stop, look, listen
When you cross the street.
Use your eyes,
Use your ears,
Before you use your feet!
http://www.hummingbirded.com/community-helpers.html
Mail Carrier Song
Sung to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Write, write, write your cards,
And lots of letters, too.
I will bring them to your friends,
And they will write back soon.
http://www.hummingbirded.com/community-helpers.html
Five Little Letter

Five little letters lying on a tray (extend fingers of right hand)
Mommy came in and took the first away (bend down thumb)
Then Daddy said, "This big one is for me"
I counted them twice, now there were three (bend down the pointer finger)
Brother Bill asked, "Did I get any mail?"
He found one and cried, "A letter from Gale!" (bend down middle finger)
My sister Jane took the next to the last.
And ran upstairs to open it fast. (bend down ring finger)
As I can't read, I'm not able to see
Who the last one's for, but I hope it's for me! (wiggle little finger then clap hands)
http://www.hummingbirded.com/community-helpers.html
Craft
Mail Bags

When studying about postal workers, make mail bags using 2 pieces of construction paper. Punch holes around the edges and let children lace
them with yarn. Cut the yarn long enough to have some left to make a shoulder strap. Write "US Mail" on one side and "(name)'s Mail Bag"
on the other.

http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~rstewart/k2001/Themes/community/helpers.htm#Art%20Activities
Other
Talk to children about the pony express.
Notes
If possible send a letter to your friends in storytime. Children love getting mail!