This mailing letters alphabet activity is a fun pretend play activity that helps kids practice letter identification, letter matching and letter sounds!
My son loves pretend play scenarios so I decided to create a mail activity in which he would pretend to mail letters of the alphabet to family and friends. He enjoys putting stuff in envelopes so he thought this was great!
- Index cards or cardstock
- Small envelopes
- Toy mailbox or cardboard box with a hole cut in the top
Setting Up the Mail Activity
- Cut a bunch of 3×5 index cards in half.
- Write one letter on the front of each envelope with a crayon. I chose to write uppercase letters.
- Write those same letters on two or three pieces of the cut up index cards. I wrote lowercase letters on these so he could practice uppercase and lowercase letter matching.
- Place the mail box, letter cards and envelopes on the table together.
Mailing Letters Alphabet Activity
I invited my son to stuff each envelope with the corresponding letter cards. Then he placed the envelope in the mailbox.
We pretended we were sending the letters to family and friends, so I would ask him who this envelope was going to as he put in the mail box. Sometimes we chose to send it to a person whose name starts with that letter. Other times, it was just random and silly.
Placing the letters in the envelopes is also great fine motor practice and a useful life skill to learn.
I love how simple this was to set up. It makes it easy to do over and over again with other letters. I think we may do it again next week with alphabet Valentine’s Day cards!
Head over to my Alphabet Activities page for even more fun, hands-on letter learning ideas!
Here are some more mail activities from the ECE Team!
Beginning Sounds Mail Sort and Song by Growing Book by Book
Wrong Mail (CVC Activities) by Learning 2 Walk
Teaching Kids About Envelope Format by The Educators’ Spin On It
Name Learning Envelope from Tiny Tots Adventure