Stuff, Seal and Stamp Mail

By Perkins eLearning on Aug 18, 2015

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Susan N. Edwards and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

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.

mail collage