Who doesn’t love stickers? While I was teaching in the classroom I never once ran across a child that did not love a good sticker activity. I am not sure what it is, but stickers are just, plain, awesome.
I am partnering with Pipsticks today to share some fun ways to play and learn with stickers. Pipsticks is one of my fabulous sponsors right now and this company is really, really neat.
You can sign up for a monthly sticker subscription club and receive new stickers every month! We received a pack last week and it was full of cute, fun, and unique stickers. My kids were thrilled to open up that package.
I love that Pipsticks lets little ones experience the joy of receiving fun ‘snail mail’. Now-a-days (yep, I am apparently old) it seems very rare for my little ones to get anything at all in the mail, so when they received an envelope full of stickers? Well, let me just say that Christmas came early, my friends.
You can read more about Pipsticks and find out about this really neat subscription idea over at www.Pipsticks.com.
If your little ones are like the many little ones I know and they LOVE stickers, we might as well use that love to add in some learning, don’t you think? Stickers are actually fantastic learning tools in themselves, as they really strengthen fine motor skills. They are ideal for strengthening little hands for future writing too.
Here are some great ways to use stickers and Make Learning Stick! (John does not believe that is a good title at all for this post, by the way, but I am rather fond of it so I am sticking it in anyhow.)
Turn stickers into magnets: By Mom of all trades. Turn stickers into magnets! Such a neat idea, and really simple too.
Colours Book: By Craftulate. I love this idea of creating a simple colour sorting book.
Fall Tree: By Mosswood Connections. This craft is great for strengthening fine motor skills and learning about Fall colours.
Cut a sticker in half to learn left and right shoes: By One Creative Housewife. Well now, what a fabulous idea!
Create Story Stones: By Living Montessori Now. What a lovely idea for helping little ones to retell familiar stories, or encouraging them to make up their own.
Sticker Station: By No time for Flashcards. Create a great big sticker station to strengthen those fine motor skills and little arms too!
Wrapping Paper: By Popsugar. Help little ones make beautiful wrapping paper using stickers to give lovely homemade gifts. lots of learning to be had with this one – kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, most of the really important things actually.
Using stickers to develop cutting skills: By Miss Mancy. I think this idea is great. It helps little ones focus on one little sticker at a time and aim right for the middle – helps cut the daunting task down to size!
Sticker Resist Starry Night: By The Artful Parent. Such a gorgeous technique!
There you have it! Lots of fun ideas to get your little ones playing and learning with stickers. And if you are looking for even more ways to use those sticky pieces of fun, be sure to check out the Pipsticks Blog.
Interested in subscribing for the Pipsticks Sticker Club? Pop on over to check it out on the Pipsticks Website.
Thank you very much for reading friends, have a lovely start to your week!