Write an article to appear in the
school or PTA newsletter describing the project and asking
families to collect stamps. Consider having a student write and
submit this article.
Parents working in offices where they
receive lots of stamped mail, such as bill payments, are a great
Put a collection box for stamps
outside your classroom door or in the school office. Have students
advertise the project around the school with posters or other
United States map
Leonardo Da Vinci
Book Cover Reproduction
Japanese Landscape displayed with Haiku poems
Cat in the Hat
Books & other
Linn’s ABC Book: S is for Stamps. Sidney, Ohio: Linn’s Stamp
This book uses stamps from around the world to teach children the
letters of the alphabet. The illustrations are of fun stamps with
kid friendly pictures of butterflies, trains, kites, giraffes, and
My Stamp Album. Glen Cove, New York: American Stamp Dealers
As a stamp album for beginning stamp collectors, this book is
designed to highlight the fun and excitement involved in stamp
collecting. Illustrated pages reflect various interesting subjects,
such as holidays, animals, and sports, that can be found on stamps.
This album can be downloaded for free at http://www.asdaonline.com/album1.pdf.
The National Postal Museum’s Create a Postage Stamp Activity
and Coloring Book. Washington, D.C.: National Postal Museum,
Learn about how stamps are created and design your own stamp with
this activity and coloring book developed by the National Postal
Museum’s education department.
Frank Schaffer’s CLASSMATE April/May/June 1987.
This magazine for teachers contains many reproducible worksheets
that can be used in your classroom. Some of the activities described
in this issue include starting a stamp club and designing your own
American Philatelic Society
The American Philatelic Society (APS) offers a variety of
opportunities to learn more about philately.
Philately and Education
Designed by Education International, this site presents postage
stamps that honor teachers and education. The site also contains a
list of links to many websites related to philately and education.
Rachel Grabek’s “Welcome to Art” page
Keep checking this elementary school art teacher’s website to see
Stamp Mural projects in progress, as well as many other
interesting classroom art projects.
Science on Stamps
This site presents many stamps with science-related themes such as
chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, and more.
Stamp on Black History
This site lists United States postage stamps commemorating African
Americans, provides information about the hobby of stamp
collecting, and offers suggestions for related classroom
Their Stamp on History
This is an educational site that explores the lives of historic
figures who have been pictured on United States postage stamps.