I made these popsicle stick flowers for a fun addition to our play dough area at preschool. My four-year-old saw them sitting out before we went to school and had to play. Still in her PJs ( but that’s normal around here right?) she tested this activity out before I took it into my class. The way she played interested me because she turned each color for flower into a family and matched them all up, giving some names and even creating stories about them. I love seeing how sensory play boosts language and literacy!
Gather your materials. My friends at craftprojectideas.com sent me these mini popsicle sticks and foam flower stickers you can use theirs like I did or make your own with adhesive foam sheets. You will also need some play dough.
You need two matching stickers for each flower. Peel the backing off one.
Peel the backing off the matching sticker and sandwich the two together.
I told you it was easy.
She shows so much creativity as she plays with her popsicle stick flowers. I love her little stories.The yellow family was off to the Nutcracker with an auntie, grandma, and a good buddy. By encouraging these stories, you are encouraging storytelling which is an important building block for strong literacy later on. Plus, let’s be real here, they are really stinkin’ adorable!
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