Everyone LOVES getting mail and that includes kids. That’s why when I saw this adorable mailbox at the dollar store, I had to get it. I immediately was reminded of a favorite American Folksong called “I Got a Letter”.

Check out the video below and find out how the activity works!

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Now for the details…

Mailbox: I got my holiday mailbox at the dollar store. But, you can use any sort of mailbox or box for that matter to pass around the circle.

Song Track: This song can be sung acapella or with a recording.  To access the recording by Matt Kalin, click here.  Then just find the song, “I Got a Letter” in the list of tracks.  The cost for the song is .99 and you can by it right there through itunes.

A capella: If you want to go with the a capella version, the words can be found below. Or, click here to see the notation at “Beth’s Notes” blog if you need help remembering the tune.

I Got a Letter                                                                                                                                                                                                    I got a letter this morning,
Oh yes,
I got a letter this morning,
Oh yes.

Movement Cards: I found the movement cards at the blog “Oopsey Daisy”.  Just click here to go to her website. Then scroll down and you will see the cards that look like the ones below. Print, cut and laminate and you can use them for years to come!

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