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Learning About the Mailbox

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

This rainy-day activity teaches your child about mailboxes and how to mail a letter.


  • Shoebox with lid
  • Scissors
  • Unopened junk mail


  1. Cut a large slit in the lid of a shoebox.
  2. If you like, cover the box and lid (separately) with colored paper, or decorate with paints, markers, and stickers.
  3. Place the lid on the box and show your toddler how to "mail" letters.
  4. If you don't mind her doing so, she may enjoy ripping open the letters as much as mailing them.
  5. Store the mail inside the box when play is over.