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Friday, September 23, 2011

A Mailbox for the Girls

We recently put up a full sized mail box for the girls near our front steps, and they LOVE it!!!

O(5) checks it almost every time she walks by it, and when there is something in there, she screams with excitement! It's like Christmas (but she's really much more excited than I've ever seen her on Christmas morning!) every time! I don't want the excitement to wear off, so I only put things in there every few days.

Today, I put a box of Teddy Grahams in the mailbox (since it's "B" week, and we're reading We're Going on a Bear Hunt with BFIAR). Both girls were thrilled, and it was so much more exciting than me just getting the Teddy Grahams out of the pantry for a snack.


  1. I love this. I was thinking about a postbox for my class for when we get our 'cultural packages', then completely forgot. You have reminded me. Thank you :)

  2. Lovely idea! I also enjoyed the side note about "B week". That sounds like a fun way to experience learning letters.

  3. Great idea! Getting is mail is fun, so I feel O's excitement! It's also alot cheaper than actually mailing stuff to her, which I had thought of doing for my son.

  4. What a fun mess! This is a great idea for sensory play and the art turned out so cute too!