The Post Office
No matter what time of year it is children love a trip to the Post Office. There is nothing quite like the excitement of sending and receiving post. The responsibility of packaging, delivering and sorting mail is a role children will love. An integral part of our community, the post Office is a hub of activity; applying for a passport, lodging money, paying a bill, they can all be done in the post office. It is not just all about parcels.
Our large format “I am a….”poster is designed to introduce the vocabulary around the theme of The Post Office where children can discuss the theme. Character Traits flash-cards can be added to the poster to encourage children to think about and identify the behaviours that they expect from a postal worker. The “I use..” flash-cards help to introduce some new vocabulary; and the blank cards can be used to scribe the roles and responsibilities that the children consider part of the post office.
The Post Office resource pack is free to download for our Imagination in Action email newsletter subscribers. The pack is a digital resource and it will be emailed to you when you sign up. You can download it, save it and print it as and when you need. Once you have signed up you will receive an email with the English and Irish language pdf resources, if you do not receive an email please check your spam/junk mail. To make sure you receive information about future free resources please add us to your contacts list in your email.
Make your Post Office
Our printable pack includes lots of resources so that you can easily set up an Post Office dramatic-play area of your own. In addition to the “I am a…” theme poster there is another large format poster, Welcome to the Post Office that can be used to designate a specific role-play area. The pdf includes A4 posters for the walls to designate different areas services such as. The personalisable Name Badges can be filled in and attached to a lanyard so that everyone knows just who is in charge.
What is included
* A4 posters and signs
* Large format posters
* Vocabulary cards
* Name badges
* Qualification certificate
* Price lists
Props for dramatic-play
We always recommend using real-life and authentic props whenever possible. In the case of the The Post Office there are lots of things that you can add to the area such as boxes, parcels, wrapping materials, writing materials, a scales, sorting boxes and bags. Everything you need in terms of forms, signs and posters are in the pdf pack.