Need a terrific indoor activity to try? Consider making sticker lines. This fun and easy activity comes together with just paper, a marker, and a pack of dot stickers. Read more to see how this activity helps kids develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
What are sticker lines?
Dot stickers lines (the more formal name) is a prime example of something I’m always preaching.
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 tracing over lines with stickers are some of the best activities out there.
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Why use dot stickers for indoor activities?
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 now 10 year old… dot stickers have a place with every age.
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This is not a complicated supply list. In fact, everything here is also on my “most used” supply list because I love the feeling of having the ingredients on hand for a good activity (you know what I mean).
This is not a lengthy how-to process for sticker mazes.
First, I rolled out a giant piece of paper, cut it, and drew my squiggle lines.
Next, I hung it on the wall with painter’s tape.
Last, I handed over the dot stickers to my preschoolers.
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Why are the sticker lines activity on the wall?
Kids need to be doing activities and 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.
But don’t worry if you don’t have space to put this up on the wall. It’s still just as great an activity even if it’s on the kitchen table.
Don’t forget the dot sticker 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 three 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. And she crushes it, huh?!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dot stickers are an office supply so office and computer supply stores typically carry them. Amazon always sells them. The Dollar Tree often has them too.
I don’t know! Kids and activities are like kids and food. They all have their own taste and preference. What one kids likes to eat, another will hate. The same goes for activities.
Any age that can safely use dot stickers under supervision. Some two year olds may enjoy this activity (my daughter did).