I tried to keep characters, TV and movies away from my son for as long as I could. That lasted about a year, now he recognizes most characters even ones he’s never seen anywhere but the store like Spider man . Seeing all the merchandise in the store is tempting for kids and the last thing I need in my house is another plastic toy that offers few learning opportunities, so instead I made this. I spent one dollar on these Toy Story stickers and we have been having fun playing and learning since. It’s a great compromise.
- Gather your materials. You will need some character stickers ( 2 sheets of matching), some card stock, scissors or a paper cutter, and some family members to play.
- Start by cutting your card stock into squares.
- Pop the stickers on
- Make sure the stickers on on the same colors, I made it a little tricky for my 3 year old by having multiple characters , but used different colored card stock to help act as a hint.
- Gather some grandparents to play with your child !
This was one of the games we took with us on our road trip to the beach, it’s small, packs easily and fits into our Travel Craft Box !
Thank you, this has given me some great ideas for making cards. I hope you dont mind my adding this link to my blog.
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Great idea! I totally understand where you’re coming from on the TV/movie characters. We don’t even have a television (well we do, but not TV service), and yet my two year old seems to be innately drawn to Disney princesses, Dora, etc.
Even worse, they are marketing geniuses! I can’t take a trip to Target without seeing Dora lunchboxes and Disney princess folders and underwear and yada yada yada.
Anyway, I love this idea! I’ll have to try it soon. Stumbled across this blog recently and it’s one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!
Yes it just seems so hard to find the balance sometimes! My son loves Woody from Toy Story but has only seen about 30 minutes of the original movie. To him he’s just a cowboy but is EVERYWHERE all of a sudden. They are marketing geniuses , the little girls I nannied a few years ago had no tv at all, and yet like yours knew all the characters too.
Great idea! I’ve done this with those little cereal boxes, and my daughter would match them up. Just cut after you finish the box.
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