Poetic Play: Week Two

Welcome to the second week of Poetic Play! If you missed the introductory post, Preparing for Poetic Play, I suggest you begin there and then return to this week’s poem. It will tell you everything you need to know. If you’d like to play along with us, you’re welcome to grab this graphic.

Have fun playing!

T H I S    W E E K ‘ S    P O E M

The whistling postman swings along,
His bag is deep and wide,
And messages from all the world
Are bundled up inside.

The postman’s walking up our street.
Soon now he’ll ring my bell.
Perhaps there’ll be a letter stamped
In Asia. Who can tell?
-author unknown-

I M A G I N A T I O N   S T A T I O N
* Build a cardboard post office with this free pattern found at Happy Hearts at Home. (How fun is this?!?!)
* Sew a messenger bag for your little postal worker with this tutorial from MMM Crafts.
* Fabric envelopes will last much longer than paper in your playroom (and make less mess!) See this tutorial by Jennifer Casa at Sew, Mama, Sew, and this one by Kelly of {MAKE} for ideas and inspiration.
* Learn to whistle.
* Create a letter writing station. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Miko Design
Future Craft Collective
Katherine Marie Photography
The Sleepytime Gal

The Write Start

H A P P Y   H A N D S
* Find a pen-pal.  It could be a relative, a friend, a senior in your local nursing home, or a missionary kid on the other side of the world.
* Write a thank you note to the postman.
* Start a stamp collection.

K I T C H E N   C R E A T I O N S
*Whip up a tasty treat for your postal worker. Attach your thank you note and put it in your mailbox.

* Decorate a small cardboard box and make a mailbox for your family. Your little one can be the mail carrier and deliver the notes you write to one another.
* Design your own stamps with these friends of the USPS.

B O O K   B A S K E T
*Mailing May, by Michael O. Tunnell
*Seven Little Postmen by Margaret Wise Brown
* The Post Office Book by Gail Gibbons
* Will Goes to the Post Office by Elisabeth Dyssegaard
* To the Post Office with Mama by Sue Farrell
*Delivering Your Mail by Ann Owen
* A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats

T A K E   T O   T H E   S T R E E T
*Contact your local post office and see if they’ll allow you to take a tour.

T R A V E L   T H E   W O R L D
* Locate Asia on the map. Find out how much it costs to mail a letter and how long it will take to get there.

Have fun playing this week!

p.s. I’m in the process of compiling a directory of free online Montessori resources and printables, along with tutorials for making your own Montessori manipulatives. Hope you enjoy!
Click below to see the directory.


2 responses to “Poetic Play: Week Two

  1. Once again, thank you for gathering such great ideas. Love the new things I this space. I want to share with my readers.

  2. Brilliant – thank you! We already have a fair bit of ‘post stuff’ so I’m sure this week will be really popular in our house!!! Sarah x

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