Making sticker lines: about the easiest fun around
I’ve said it 1000 times: activities do not have to be complicated to be amazing. They don’t have to take hours to prep. They don’t need boatloads of supplies. Simple activities – like sticker lines – are some of the best activities out there.
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The truth is in the dot stickers
Dot stickers are magical. Dot stickers are perfection. Dot stickers are absolutely the stuff activity dreams are made of.
First – they’re versatile.
Second – they’re easy and quiet.
Third – they have a LONG life span.
From a young toddler just a bit more than one to my almost six year old… dot stickers have a place with every age.
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Let’s make this crazy easy activity in under 5 minutes!
It just doesn’t take long to set this up. I think it’s more of a 3 minute project but I’ll say 5 just to be safe.
Here’s what you need for sticker lines:
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First, I rolled out a giant piece of paper, cut it, and drew my squiggle lines.
Sometimes, I do this activity on the ground but for this time – I wanted to put it on the wall.
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There’s a reason it’s on the wall…
Kids need to be doing activities / work on vertical surfaces to build up arm strength (and a whole lot of other good things).
Making this little change from doing it on the ground to on the wall actually does so much good for my daughter (4).
Next time you have the choice between an activity on a table or one on a wall — give the wall a chance.
I got the dot stickers ready with this “one weird trick”
How’s that for a click bait header? I couldn’t help myself.
Whenever I’m working with dot stickers, I always make sure to remove the inner white part to make the stickers just that much easier to remove.
This makes dot sticker peeling something that my kids could do alone from about 16 months on. WIN!
What’s the goal in sticker lines?
The goal is to cover the lines with stickers.
Think fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, independent work time.
My daughter did this activity in about 3 – 15 minute chunks throughout the day. It was there when she needed it to be there.
Sometimes she did random stickers.
Sometimes she made simple patterns.
It was all up to her and how she wanted it to look.
It might look like a simple set-up…
But trust me, sticker lines is a fantastic activity full of so much goodness. Even though it’s an easy one without much complication – this is still one perfect activity.
When will you try sticker lines?