Time ticking backwards? Try this Halloween dot stickers activity using orange and black dot stickers. A fine motor skills plus Halloween-themed activity is perfect for long October days.
Who knew they made Halloween dot stickers
My dot sticker obsession just went up a notch. Who knew that was even possible?! Turns out, there are black and orange packs, and I think I’ve gone to dot sticker heaven. Halloween dot stickers here we come!
Dot stickers are the little loves of my activity life. I can’t stop using them – they’re so perfect little gems.
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Not a huge supply list when you think about it – considering white paper, the marker, and painter’s tape are on my forever supply list. The black and orange dot stickers live with the Halloween decorations… I’m sure I’ll get more use out of them.
I knew right where I wanted to start with these stickers – a “5 Little Pumpkins” themed activity for my three-year-old who is obsessed with that book/poem.
I pulled off a big sheet of white butcher paper and drew 5 pumpkins. I taped the paper to the wall and gave my daughter the stickers to decorate the outlines.
And that’s when it hit me!
These needed to be Jack-O-Lanterns – not just regular pumpkins!
So I grabbed my Sharpie and added faces…oh man! That really changed everything. My daughter went from excited to over the moon.
Adding the faces to these pumpkins made them come to life.
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The Learning and Skill Development
It may look simple and basic, but my 3 year old is actually doing so much here. This little Halloween activity is really giving her a “work out.”
Here are some skills she’s working on:
- Hand eye coordination
- Fine motor skills
- Patterning – she decided to make this an AB pattern activity
- Arm strength
This was the perfect Halloween activity for my daughter – who loves dot stickers and pumpkins equally.
It’s an easy way to get into the Halloween spirit with a couple sheets of dot stickers and some hand drawn pumpkins.
- Leave this out for your child: This is a long activity. Give them a chance to bounce back and forth to it. They do not need to do it in one sitting.
- Let them color it. Pull it off the wall and let your child keep decorating their pumpkins.
- Adjust the size for the child. Some children will want/need this activity to be bigger. Others will want/need this activity to be smaller. Adjust based on your child.
Frequently Asked Questions
I use .75- inch size dot stickers. These have been a Goldilocks size for us: not too big and not too small.
I get dot stickers by Avery brand on Amazon. Sometimes, the dollar store sells dot stickers too.
Think stages not ages, always. We can’t judge a child’s interests or abilities by their age. There is too much variation. Instead, you have to make the choice. Is this something your child would like? Are they interested in the 5 Little Pumpkins? Do they like making intricate line-ups?
Susie Allison, M. Ed
Susie Allison is the creator of Busy Toddler and has more than 2 million followers on Instagram. A former teacher and early childhood education advocate, Susie’s parenting book “Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting” is available on Amazon.
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