Gone are the days where we used to write letters and notes to each other. Today, an SMS or a WhatsApp message does the trick! How about bringing back the age-old practice of writing letters and instilling it in your child with matchbox art mailbox? Letter writing is creative, personal, and a whole lot more fun! Create a mini mailbox at home by recycling old matchboxes for you and your child to drop notes and reminders for each other.
This matchbox art mailbox activity will:
- Improve your child’s writing skills
- Teach him/her to recycle materials
- Keep him/her away from the TV/Smartphone
Materials You’ll Need:
- Big and small matchboxes
- A pair of scissors
- Coloured paper
Instructions for Matchbox Art Mailbox:
- Take a big matchbox, remove the cover, and cut out one side.
- Stick coloured paper on the outer cover.
- Make a triangular slit for the flap.
- Put the box inside the cover.
- Stick two small matchboxes for the base.
- Glue the sides of the inner box with the outer cover.
- Stick a piece of eraser as a knob for the mailbox.
- Time to write your mother a li’l note!
Introduce your child to the concept of pen pals and instill the habit of writing from an early age. Your can learn about different cultures, write letters, and connect with people from across the world.
If your child enjoyed this matchbox art activity, then he/she is sure to love our World Traveller box—which is packed with exciting puzzles and activities on countries and flags.
90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
Find out if your child is being meaningfully and positively engaged by taking this simple quiz.