We seem to be doing tons of sticker related activities and learning ideas this month!
Today’s fine motor activity was a bit of a “made by my 5 year old” idea. One morning I was sitting at the pc, sipping my morning hot cocoa and he props himself up next to me with a few sheets of paper and a pad of ball stickers. Nothing unusual, he starts sticking and after a few minutes it is clear that he is color coding his sticking and I think to myself, nice one! But then that was that and he moved on to the next thing.
I stored the sheets away for later. This tends to be a thing I do, I have an entire tray full of doodles from the kids!
Then last week we did some pencil control work sheets and I thought this would make a great extension idea! So here we are. Connecting stickers!
First have your child have fun on a sheet of paper and randomly stick a few stickers. Next use a pencil or crayon and connect all the same balls or same themed stickers by drawing a line to each one.
This is great for recognition of same and similar items and if your stickers are a variety of colors you can also reinforce “what color is this?”
My 2 year old also enjoyed this activity but she was more into just connecting the stickers without differentiating between them.
After a while you have a lovely maze of lines!
That pencil hold is getting day by day and reinforcing with activities like this is just perfect!
Need some more fine motor ideas for your kids?
- Spider Craft for Toddlers from Craftulate
- Five Little Monkeys Fine Motor Play from School Time Snippets
- Halloween Clothespins and Pattern Sticks from Lalymom
- Apple Wooden Beads Sensory Bin Fine Motor Math from Little Bins For Little Hands
- Glow in the Dark Spider Webs from Still Playing School