I haven’t had a lot of number activities because I have been following my son’s lead with most of our projects and he has been into many things but numbers weren’t one of them, until now. So for the reader that emailed me yesterday about numbers here is just the first of many to come! This project is fun, fast and perfect for kids who love stickers. Not only is your child developing one to one correspondence , they are practicing their fine motor skills while peeling off the small stickers!
- Gather your materials. You will need some stiff paper, a marker , scissors and a good number of small stickers.
- Fold your paper accordion style. I prefer to fold first because I am terrible with rulers, but you can switch step 2 and 3 if you want.
- Draw the outline , boxes and numbers. For younger children keep it simple with a few numbers, older ones can do many! If your child is able have them write the numbers themselves.
- Sit down with your young child to do this- they may need some help. With my two year old I asked him what the number was, praised him up and down when he recognized it and helped him if he didn’t. Then I said ” Can you put 1 sticker under the number 1?” ect.. for each number. He needed no other help but fizzled after 4. That’s ok, don’t push it if your child fizzles, praise them for what they did do and trim the card so they see they completed the task. Have realistic expectaitions, more than 4 was a little lofty for my guy!
- Count your beautiful numbers as the mood strikes !
This activity is fun and fast and amazingly low cost too! You would be surprised how long 6 year olds can sit and do this craft- we did it in our after school class for a week straight, I bought pack after pack of these labels!
- Gather your materials. You need some adhesive labels, markers, stamps if you have them and glitter if desired.
- If you are using a stamp do the stamp first and let dry.
- Add color with a marker or if you didn’t use a stamp start drawing with the marker.
- Let dry.
- Add the sparkle!
- Before unleashing these gorgeous custom made stickers on the world be clear about where they are and where they not supposed to be stuck! I have a family heirloom christmas ornament with an ” Allison” sticker on it, it’s been there since 1983, I am pretty sure my parents managed to get the rest of the stickers off the other things I claimed. Learn from me.