|Stamps and postcards|
|While designing their own stamps and
postcards, students discuss letter writing and mail services.|
You will need:
(various colors) paper draw color (verb) cut scissors stamp value country image shape mail post office cancel envelope postcard lick self-stick mailman mailbox letter adress zip code city state number (various numbers)
Work in groups. Each
group picks a theme/country, and designs stamps for that country, assigning
them different values. Students color the stamps, cut them out with
scalloped craft scissors,
and discuss them with the class. The class talks about letter-writing
and mailing issues.
Students design postcards and "send" them to each another.
Here is a link to sample stamps designed for a similar activity.
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