Having a stamp collection in the classroom is a great activity for the kiddos.
My stamp collection are stamps I have collected over the years. They are stamps I’ve cut off of envelopes, stamps I have bought(commemorative), and stamps I have asked parents and friends to give me. The stamps are rich in history, colorful, and fun to look at!
I laminate all my stamps so the kiddos can handle them.
I usually take out my stamps in January and February. Its a great time to do this activity because of all the Post Office activities and Valentine activities.
I give each table a handful of stamps to look at and explore.
We do several sorting activities.
There are several ways to sort stamps and the kiddos love it.
How Can You Start a Stamp Collection?
Ask parents to cut and send 10 different stamps to school.
Think about buying commemorative stamps.
During the Holidays I save my envelopes and cut stamps.
My collection continues to grow and you will be surprised to see how many new stamp collectors will start in your classroom.
For more post office unit ideas, go to my store and look at my Valentine Post Office Workshop.
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