Stuff, Seal and Stamp Mail

By Activity Bank on Jul 15, 2013

Functional activities are the cornerstone of a vocational training program. Functional activities are those that involve practical skills that the student encounters in everyday life and will probably encounter in the work setting. This hands-on activity gives students packaging and insertion skills, while teaching them left-to-right progression, one-to-one correspondence, and social interaction and cooperative work skills. Students can practice this by doing it for their school office. Lessons include Independent Living Skills and Orientation and Mobility.

Materials

  • Paper
  • Folding jig (if needed)
  • Standard size envelopes
  • Damp sponge
  • Stamps
  • Finished box or slot box

Procedure

Have four students sit at a long table. Ask the first student to fold the paper into thirds (using a folding jig, if needed). Each of the other students will do one of the following tasks:

  • Insert the paper into the envelope.
  • Seal the envelope with a damp sponge.
  • Place a postage stamp on the envelope.

Variations

A postage meter may also be used to stamp envelopes.

Hint: Rather than purchasing postage stamps for practice, use assorted picture stamps from wildlife societies, etc.