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I’ve written before about making writing irresistible so children are encouraged to pick up a pencil and start writing and in my last post this week from the Just So Festival I thought you’d like to see their wonderful way to invite all the children to send someone a letter: a pixie post office provided by the FairyLand Trust.
Which child wouldn’t want to pop inside this tent to discover what was on offer inside?
To make a pixie post office at home or school
:: create a special area for your post office: a tent, a huge cardboard box, under the kitchen table, a small table and chairs in the corner of a room.
:: red and white paint, with some potatoes or carrots for stamping dots could transform anything into pixie land. How about making some red envelopes with white spots? Or a pixie postbox from a shoe box?
:: make some stars from cardboard and fasten them on to the end of pencils (with pipe cleaners twisted round the pencil) to make magic writing wands
:: have the pixies write back to your children overnight, so there’s an exciting letter waiting for them the next morning