You likely receive lots of junk mail; why not put it to good use? Grocery inserts are great for children to cut, perfect in a dramatic play home center or grocery store. You can go a step further and create a matching game or a picture grocery list.
Another thing that comes in the mail is credit cards. These pretend cards are great to bring in to the children. Children will have fun playing with them in dramatic play or if you have an abundance you can have them for sorting. They also can be used for stencils or rubbings in the art area.