Alphabet Sticker Match is my new favorite.
I know we aren’t supposed to play favorites in Motherhood. Isn’t that like the biggest no-no? I’m not sure if there are rules in having activity favorites when you run a kid’s activities web site, but people. This.Activity. Swoon.
If you’re wondering what my kids have been doing for the last 10 days, this is it. Alphabet sticker match has been their jam and my “get me out of a jam” for almost two blissful weeks. Allow me to introduce you to this amazing activity.
First, you need to meet alphabet find.
Alphabet Sticker Match is the kid sister to one of my other favorite activities, Alphabet Find. I’d say hop over and read about that activity, but you’re a busy parent. Let me give you the Reader’s Digest version:
Cut half sheets of construction paper, add letters, tape them around your house and send your kid on a wild goose hunt / sprint to find them. Park your bootie on the couch and enjoy making them run/hop/jump to each letter you call out. It’s the bombest and simplest activity ever.
There’s lots more in the actual blog post about Alphabet Find, and I do recommend reading it (wink) – mostly because I put a lot of different variation ideas into that post AND I spent like 1/2 a nap time writing it (double wink).
Two activities for one
Alphabet sticker match piggy backs right on top of Alphabet Find and I.Love.It. I definitely got my money’s worth for the whole 3 minutes it took me to set up Alphabet Find.
My kids are obsessed – and I mean OBSESSED – with dot stickers. We use them all the time (for line up activities, name recognition activities, and even sorting activities). It was only a matter of time before we used them in an alphabet activity.
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I varied this activity to work for both my kids.
I grabbed our stickers and made a few sets for each of my kids. Since they are at different places with their ABC knowledge, I knew varying up the activity would be best.
My daughter is 26 months old and loving the ABCs. For her, I made pages of stickers with capital letters – just like the letters on the construction paper. Her job was to match the letters.
My son is 3.5 years old and an “old pro” with the alphabet. So to challenge him, I made his sticker pages full of lower case letters. His job: match the lower case letters to the upper case counterpart.
This got my kids moving – big time!
I made each kid 5 or so sheets of stickers and they ran wild doing this activity, and I got to sit on the couch and supervise with my hot coffee. Mom goals!
They ran up and down our house for 25 minutes / until they were exhausted. I’ve kept the letters on the wall (don’t judge my house) and every day someone comes up and asks for a new sticker page. Fine by me!
Don’t tell the other activities, but Alphabet Sticker Match is my new favorite. My kids are active, learning, and having a blast every time they start playing. Isn’t that every parent’s dream with an activity?
Will you play alphabet sticker match at your house?