The Jolly Postman

From over the hills and far away, The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is being brought to life by The Postal Museum in partnership with Penguin Random House.

The Jolly Postman learning resource

Explore a free learning resource that makes creative links between the fictional story and the real history of the post revealed through a wealth of original material from The Postal Museum collections.

The resource is jam-packed with creative ideas that explore the playful spirit of Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s enchanting tale and celebrate the magic of sending and receiving letters. Fun activities develop confidence with reading and writing, introduce new vocabulary and build an understanding of the history of the post.

Download it here.

Imagination Invitation

Feed your child’s appetite for creative writing with the Imagination Invitation. Take inspiration from The Jolly Postman to help your child write and illustrate a make-believe invitation.

Who would they invite? Where do they live? What food would they like to eat? It could be breakfast for the three bears, a party at the palace or a feast fit for their favourite fairy tale character.

Help them write, address and stamp the envelope ready for the post. Post their invitation on social media and tag @thepostalmuseum.

Download it here.

Visit the Postal Museum

Take part in first class family fun at the Postal Museum in London. Explore interactive galleries, an underground ride on Mail Rail or Sorted! The Postal Play Space for children aged 8 and under.

Families can also follow The Jolly Postman trail. Spot him hiding in the interactive exhibitions, take on challenges to complete the trail and collect a special sticker.

Plus, schools in Greater London can book The Jolly Postman storytelling sessions for EYFS and Key Stage 1. Find out more.

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