I love stickers! I used to collect them when I was a kid! I had a bunch of sticker albums and sticker rolls that took up way too much space in my closet. Thankfully, my sister-in-law did too! She had a box of “Sandy Lion” stickers in her room that needed some love. She gladly let me take them off her hands!
Stickers have the power to reward kids with something small (that isn’t sugar) but also pack a lot of punch in the fine motor skills department. Peeling those little things off the sheet is tricky for little fingers. This is a great fine motor activity to turn to when you don’t have a ton of time to play. Add in new stickers and the whole activity has new life. Add in some crayons, scissors and it’s like new again.
What a great way to enhance fine motor skills, encourage independent work cycles and introduce different learning concepts (patterning, matching, counting, etc) mixed with a ton of fun!
Here are some ways we used them:
I printed out a sheet full of circles and cut them into rows of two or three (see above). I chose the stickers for the top row then I had Micah match them in the bottom row.
I created a pattern with the star stickers and had Micah follow it. He had to look at the top row and tried to predict the same pattern. (pink, orange, yellow, pink, orange, yellow)
I had Micah add the stickers to the corresponding numeral.
4. Home-made Worksheets
Find the sticker that looks the same and draw a line to connect it!
Practice writing that I used stickers as the beginning and end of the lines that I wanted him to work on.
I hope you have as much fun as we did with these little stickers. This may even help you relive the fun memories you may have had when you were a kid too!