Kids love stickers but sometimes they end up in places they shouldn't be. What if you could let your child play with stickers without the worry of them ending up on the window or walls? Not only is this activity educational, but it also improves their cognitive skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Alphabet - Name - Numbers - Shapes
Write some letters of the alphabet on a piece of paper using a thick marker. Optional: tape the paper to the wall. Write the same letters on round stickers several times. Have your child peel a sticker and place it on the correct letter, outlining the letters with the stickers.
You can also use letter stickers.
Talk about the letter and their sounds. You can even play alphabet songs or a song specific to the letters you are doing while your child is doing the activity.
This activity not only helps children learn the alphabet but also improves their reading skills.
Set out a variety of colored paper and give your child a page of colored stickers. Have your child match the color of the sticker to the same colored paper.
Write your child's name on a piece of paper using a thick marker. Optional: tape the paper to the wall. Write the same letters on round stickers several times. Have your child peel a sticker and place it on the correct letter, outlining the letters with the stickers.
Talk about the letter and their sounds.
Write some numbers on a piece of paper using a thick marker. Optional: tape the paper to the wall. Write the same numbers on round stickers several times. Have your child peel a sticker and place it on the correct number, outlining the numbers with the stickers.
You can also use number stickers.
Talk about the numbers.
You can say things like:
- Bees have one stinger
- We have two legs
- A triangle has three sides
- A dog has four legs
- We have five fingers
Draw some shapes on a piece of paper using a thick marker. Optional: tape the paper to the wall. Draw the same shapes on round stickers several times or use the shape stickers. Have your child peel a sticker and place it on the correct shape, outlining the shape with the stickers.
Talk about the shapes and where we see them.
Circles - sun, balloons, or balls.
Squares - buildings or houses.
Triangles - mountains or trees
BENEFITS OF USING STICKERS
1. Improves fine motor skills: Peeling stickers off and placing them in the correct spot requires hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, which are important for developing writing abilities.
2. Visual aid: Stickers provide a visual representation of abstract concepts like numbers and shapes, making it easier for children to understand and remember.
3. Hands-on learning: Children learn best through hands-on activities, and using stickers allows them to actively participate in the learning process.
4. Creativity: Stickers come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and designs, encouraging children to use their imagination and creativity when placing them on a page.
5. Encourages focus and attention: The task of sticking each sticker in the correct spot requires concentration and attention to detail, helping children develop these skills.
6. Builds confidence and self-esteem: Completing a sticker activity successfully gives children a sense of accomplishment and boosts their self-esteem, motivating them to continue learning.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab some round stickers and start learning the alphabet today!
This is one of the activities from my activity book: Pre-K The Fun Way.
The book contains many fun and engaging activities that help your child learn while having fun.
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