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Envelope Activity | A to Z of Toddler Activities


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Envelope Activity | A to Z of Toddler Activities - Baby & Beyond

I initially took out these used envelopes to do a colour sorting activity, but had another idea.

N has been asking about his chacha (uncle) who recently moved out of Mumbai. So I told him to write a letter to chacha. Then I taught him to fold the letter and put it in an envelope (hello fine motor skills!). I used the Postman Pat book to explain to him how the postal service works, how the postman would pick up our letter and deliver it to chacha.

Finally we went to the postbox to mail our letter. I can’t tell you how thrilled he was!

Developed: Pre-writing skills, fine motor skills, understanding of the postal service

Envelope Activity | A to Z of Toddler Activities - Baby & Beyond


In the age of Whatsapp and Skype, there is a certain old-world charm to sending hand written letters. I’m glad I chose this experience for Baby N. By the way, the original idea for the envelope activity was use coloured post-its or to cut up pieces of coloured craft sheets and ask him to put them in the matching coloured envelopes.

If you are a parent of a toddler, you know that one of the most frequent questions we have almost on a daily basis is how to keep our toddlers engaged, or what sort of learning games activities can be planned for our kids.

This post is part of a series I am doing on A to Z of toddler activities in 100 words each. Most of these require little to no pre-planning, but wherever any resources are required, I’ll guide you on where you can find those as well.

You can find the complete list of activities here.

100 Words- Week 4 with Mrs. Writes a Latte

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Comments
  1. Alpana Deo said on February 8, 2018 9:21 pm:

    I appreciate your efforts of encouraging N to write a letter.
    I checked the link too. Thanks for these many options.

  2. Priyadarshani Panda said on February 9, 2018 9:15 am:

    This reminded me how thrilled i use to be in my teens to write letters to my friend who was i boarding school then..i would love my baby to have a pen friend even today…mail van still sparks join in me ?

  3. Mamath dilip said on February 9, 2018 9:56 pm:

    I am going to follow this series for sure. I am falling short of activities lately and this post will give me some more ideas and inspiration. A to Z is such an innovative way to introduce weekly activities. Well done mama

  4. Neha said on February 10, 2018 10:26 pm:

    Writing letters was such a fun activity when I was a kid! I made my kids write letters this summer and the whole writing and anticipation for reply was fun!

  5. Tina Basu said on February 11, 2018 11:42 am:

    This is such a cute activity for the toddler. These days these red post pillars are so scarce!

  6. Anubhuti said on February 11, 2018 11:05 pm:

    A very logical way of making children understand things and experience them too. Very well done.

  7. Amrita Basu (Misra) said on February 12, 2018 12:39 am:

    These are excellent ideas for entertaining children and also develop understanding of tge world.They like posting letters I have seen.

  8. Pranita said on February 12, 2018 9:16 am:

    I would love to introduce thisamazing concept of sending hand-written letters to friends and family to my son very soon. Great ideas to keep kids engaged?