Have stickers on hand? Perfect! That’s all you need for these great quick set-up activities. Stickers activities are one of my most favorite quick set-up activity that lasts more than 15 minutes. In this blog, you will find 3 different activities you can do with stickers and why stickers are so appealing to kids. PLUS you will find out how you can get 36 packs of stickers for FREE!
What Skills Will They Develop from this Activity?
- fine motor skills
- visual spatial
- following instructions
- shapes and colors recognition
- letter recognition
- gross motor skills if on the floor balancing body core
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This is the simplest activity, but oh so great; especially young toddlers. My daughter did this activity ever since she was 15-momths-old. It’s a self-expressive activity where your child does whatever he or she wants to do with the stickers on the paper. This will help your child’s visual-spatial skill and creativity. You can add some writing on it to make it into a card and send it to your kid’s cousins or grandmother.
This activity reminds me of this video on YouTube.
I found this great idea from Busy Toddler blog. Simply write your child’s name on the construction paper and have your child put stickers on the line. This is a great beginner name recognition for toddlers.
Sticker Placement Mat
Give your kids instruction on where to put the stickers on the paper. If you want to focus on shapes, have a paper of different shapes on it and instruct him to put the stickers in the specific shape. This will help him learn the shapes. You can do this activity with colors, face features, and more! Here are the free printables that you can use.
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Why are Stickers so A-PEELING to Kids?
1. They are “Oh So Pretty”
There are billions of stickers are there. Kids love to look at the designs and colors and put them on the paper, self, or on anything… (like on the shopping cart or on Dad’s shirt on the back… haha). According to the psychologists, kids start to identify themselves at age 3-6. They figure out what their favorite things are.
2. They make kids feel proud
No, I’m not talking about the sticker charts. I’m talking about using the stickers as a reward. Give the class ‘good job’ sticker to them when they accomplish something brave like going to the doctor.
3. They use it as a self-expression
According to the psychologists, kids start to identify themselves (know what their favorites toys, food, etc.) They are able to express themselves through choosing what stickers They get to choose what stickers they are going to use and how to decorate with it. For younger kids, it’s a great gross motor skill. It requires a lot of concentration for them to peel the stickers off the backing without ripping it.
Want to Know How to Get Free 36 Packs of Stickers? This is How!
Start the sticker club! I received a letter from my sister-in-law with the instruction on how to get 36 free stickers and it works!
All you have to do is to download the PDF of the letter I created for you get started. The instruction is on there.
Or you can skip all of that work and purchase 500+ stickers and it’s on sale on Amazon! It’s only 5 bucks! I have never seen this great deal! >> Melissa & Doug Sticker Collection Book: Dinosaurs, Vehicles, Space, and More – 500+ Stickers
Do you have a favorite activity you do with stickers with your kids?
All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child’s parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child’s pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.