Just For Kids!

Stamp Stories: Tyrannosaurus Rex

Dig into some fascinating facts about Tyrannosaurus rex with the National Postal Museum and the National Museum of Natural History.

Stamp Stories: Day of the Dead

Join educators from the National Postal Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian for a book read-aloud and an exploration of the imagery and traditions of the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead | Día de los Muertos.
Únase a los educadores del Museo Postal Nacional y del Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano para leer un libro y explorar las imágenes y tradiciones de la celebración mexicana del Día de Muertos.

Stamp Stories: Romare Bearden

Explore the colorful and creative world of renowned artist and Civil Rights activist Romare Bearden with the National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Educators share the story of Bearden’s life and work through collection images, a children’s book, and postage stamps.

Stamp Stories: Fiddler Crabs

Discover how the topics of fiddler crabs, tropical biodiversity, and the Panama Canal are all connected with this fully bilingual video (English/Spanish).
Descubra cómo los temas de los cangrejos violinistas, la biodiversidad tropical, y el Canal de Panamá están conectados con este video completamente bilingüe (inglés/español).

Stamp Stories: Amelia Earhart

Take a look at pilot Amelia Earhart’s compelling story with the National Postal Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Educators explore Earhart’s life and accomplishments through museum objects and a children’s book.

Stamp Stories: Hip Hop

Celebrate the diverse culture of hip hop with the National Postal Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Educators explore museum objects, read a children’s book, and share postage stamps to reveal a rich history that spans decades.

Stamp Stories: Rachel Carson

Explore the life of celebrated environmentalist Rachel Carson with the National Postal Museum and Smithsonian Gardens. Educators read a children’s book on Carson’s life, highlight elements of the Smithsonian Gardens Habitat exhibit, and share postage stamps related to these topics.

Stamp Stories: Ocean

Dive into an underwater exploration with special guest Carol Kaufmann, author of the book Ocean. Learn about some of the amazing creatures that live in the ocean all over the world and discover both US and international stamps that match the animals in the book.

Stamp Stories: Trains

Take a ride through rail history with the National Postal Museum and the National Museum of American History. Educators share museum objects and a children’s book that offer a look at some fascinating facts about trains, railroads, and postal history.

Stamp Stories: Celia Cruz

Learn about the inspirational life of Celia Cruz, an Afro-Cuban singer whose talent and charisma helped to popularize salsa music in the United States.

Aprenda sobre la vida inspiradora de Celia Cruz, una cantante afrocubana cuyo talento y carisma ayudó a popularizar la musica salsa en los Estados Unidos.

Stamp Stories: Ruth Asawa

Learn about the fascinating life of Ruth Asawa, a Japanese American artist whose sculptures are featured on a set of postage stamps issued by the USPS in August 2020.

Story Time: Cameron Goes to School

Join Sheletta Brundidge as she reads her book, “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 of school.

Make Your Own Mailbox

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

Story Time: The Solar System with/El Sistema Solar con Ellen

This video offers a brief history of astronaut Ellen Ochoa, who was the first woman of Hispanic descent to travel to space.  Museum educators share a bilingual astronomy book inspired by Ochoa with some fun facts about the planets, and lead viewers on an exploration of some of the space-related stamps that have been issued in the United States over the past seven decades.

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. As Cori relates in her story, we can all be someone’s “rabbit,” and one way of being a “rabbit” and showing that you care is by sending someone 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.

How to Mail a Letter

It’s easy to send a letter through the mail! Everyone likes receiving a thoughtful card or letter from friends and family. If you have a piece of paper, envelope, and stamp, you can send your own letter by making sure to put the right information in the correct spots.

Make Your Own Mailbag

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.

"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, websites and fun activities.

"Out of the Mails" Kids Page

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