Activities

The National Postal Museum's website offers activities, games and quizzes for both kids and adults. Have fun!

Story Time: Cameron Goes to School

Sheletta Brundidge is the author of  “Cameron Goes to School,” which is the true story of her daughter, Cameron, starting school as a child with autism. The book, told from Cameron’s point of view, depicts her quiet determination as she prepares over the months, weeks, and days leading up to her first day.

Handmade Envelopes

Learn all of the steps to make your own handmade envelopes from magazines, catalogs, or newspapers! Detailed directions for three assorted sizes—two standard greeting card sizes and one standard letter size—are provided.

Make Your Own Mailbox

Just For Kids!
Common supplies found at home can easily be used to build your own paper mailbox!

How to Make a Time Capsule

Watch this instructional video to find out how you can make your own time capsule out of business reply envelopes and other household supplies.

Story Time: The Rabbit Listened

The National Postal Museum is pleased to present an online Story Time with special guest author Cori Doerrfeld. Cori’s book “The Rabbit Listened,” which she both wrote and illustrated, delivers a simple but powerful message about how we  can help others experiencing grief and loss. We can all be someone’s “rabbit,” as Cori relates in her story, and one of the best ways of doing so is to send a picture or note through the mail.

Thank Your Mail Carrier Coloring Pages

Show your gratitude for the mail and package carriers working hard to keep us connected with these downloadable coloring pages. Display your finished sign on your window, mailbox or door as a message of support and thanks.

"Fad to Fundamental" Airmail Flight School

In the early years of flight, it took imagination and perseverance to get airplanes in the air and to keep them flying. Put yourself into the role of an airmail pilot by reading these stories and completing these activities.

Baseball Hidden Image

Get excited for our upcoming exhibition "Baseball: America's Home Run" with this fun hidden image game!

How to Mail a Letter

Just For Kids!
It’s easy to send a letter through the mail! Everyone likes receiving a thoughtful card or letter from friends and family. You can send your own letter by making sure to put the right information in the correct spots.

Stamp Decoupage

Postage stamps are beautiful pieces of miniature art that can be used in a variety of craft projects. Watch this short video to see just how easy it is to use canceled stamps to decoupage objects already in your home.

Make Your Own Postcard

Making a personalized postcard is a quick craft that showcases your creativity. Using these easy step-by-step instructions you can write and design a one-of-a-kind piece of mail art for your loved ones to enjoy!

Make Your Own Mailbag

Just For Kids!
Use these easy to follow instructions to make a paper mailbag to deliver mail to loved ones at home.

"Stamps Take Flight" Kids Page

This kids page features stamps and artwork from the Postmaster General’s Collection.

Postmaster Challenge

Test your knowledge of postal history and stamp collecting.

"The Queen's Own" Kids Page

Learn more about the British royal family and about the hobby of stamp collecting by checking out the following list of selected books, Web sites and fun activities.

"Out of the Mails" Just for Kids!

Learn about how to create and send a letter just like the colonists used to.

Decode the Barcode

Envelopes have a special code that the U.S. Postal Service uses to help deliver the mail. See if you can figure out how to crack the code.

Beginner Level Postal History Quiz

Do you know how stamp designs are chosen, or which transportation method replaced dog sleds in Alaska? Test yourself by answering these and other postal and philatelic questions.

Advanced Level Postal History Quiz

Do you know how stamp designs are chosen, or which transportation method replaced dog sleds in Alaska? Test yourself by answering these and other postal and philatelic questions.