Poni discovers and presents-Stickers
(Open Poni discovers and presents-Stickers) Print the cards. Laminate them and cut them out. Use your Poni puppet (or another puppet representing a character that children are familiar with) to present the elements to your group.
(Open thematic poster-Stickers) Print and display within your daycare. To welcome children, display a mural that you have created using pictures of them participating in different daycare activities and colorful stickers. Invite children to take pictures throughout the week. At the end of the theme, use the pictures to create an original montage on your computer. Children will love admiring the picture-filled mosaic. Display a paper banner on a wall at children’s level and invite children to press stickers all over it.
(Open educa-theme-Stickers) Print and laminate the different elements representing the theme. Use them to present the theme to your group (and their parents) while decorating your daycare.
(Open educa-decorate-Stickers) Print, laminate, and cut out the illustrations. Use them to decorate your walls and set the mood for the theme.
(Open fun stickers) Print the illustrations on adhesive paper and use them to create original stickers for your group.
Variation: Visit the educatall club to discover hundreds of stickers for different themes.
(Open models-Stickers) Print and let children decorate the garland elements. Cut out the items and use them to create a garland that can be hung near your daycare entrance or within your daycare.
The pictures may be used as a memory game or to spark a conversation with the group. Use them to decorate the daycare or a specific thematic corner. (Open picture game-Stickers) Print, laminate, and store in a “Ziploc” bag or in your thematic bins.
(Open picture game-Stickers) Print the pictures twice and use them for a memory game.
ACTIVITY AND WRITING SHEETS
Activity sheets are provided for each theme. Print and follow instructions. (Open activity sheets-Stickers) Print the second page on adhesive paper and use the circles to complete the caterpillars. (Open writing activities-S like sticker) Print for each child or laminate for use with a dry-erase marker.
(Open educa-nuudles-Stickers) Print for each child. Have children color the sheet and use Magic Nuudles to give it a three-dimensional look. Variation: You don’t have Magic Nuudles? Have children fill the spaces designed for Magic Nuudles with bingo markers or stickers. To order Magic Nuudles.
The flashcards may be used during circle time to spark a conversation with the group or in your reading and writing area. They may also be used to identify your thematic bins. (Open word flashcards-Stickers) (Open giant word flashcards-Stickers) stickers, color, art, decorative, mural, reward, emoticon, motivation, chart, stamp, wallpaper, car
(Open word flashcards-Stickers) (Open giant word flashcards-Stickers) Print and laminate the word flashcards. Have each child pick a word and present it to the group (ex. mural). Ask them questions to see what they know about the theme.
Associating words and pictures
(Open giant word flashcards-Stickers) Print, laminate, and display the word flashcards on a wall within your circle time area or on a large piece of cardboard that can be moved around. Name a word and ask children to find the corresponding word flashcard.
(Open adhesive scene) Print the document on adhesive paper. Press the first page on a piece of heavy cardboard and cut out the smaller pieces. Invite children to use them to decorate the scene.
Variation: You will find many other scenes you can use in the educatall club.
ROUTINES AND TRANSITIONS
My sticker path
(Open transition games-Stickers) Print, laminate, and arrange the pictures on the floor to create a path leading to various areas within your daycare. The path can lead to areas frequently visited by children throughout the day such as the bathroom, the cloakroom, etc. or, if you prefer, delimit your workshops.
Game-This is my spot-Stickers
(Open transition games-Stickers) Print each illustration twice. Use adhesive paper to secure one copy of each illustration on the table. Deposit the second copy of each illustration in an opaque bag and invite children to pick a card that will determine their spot at the table (corresponding illustration). The illustrations can also be used to determine children’s naptime spots or their place in the task train.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MOTOR SKILLS
Cut several pieces of colorful construction paper or poster board so they are the same size as your floor tiles (you will need enough to cover a somewhat large area). Encourage children to set one piece on each tile. The only rule is that each square must touch another one, at lease in one corner. Use adhesive tape to hold the pieces of construction paper or cardboard together. Once you have finished preparing your colorful floor, use it to play musical squares or to create a story. For example, blue squares can represent puddles that children must hop over and the orange squares can represent fire.
Cut shapes such as triangles and squares out of heavy cardboard or Fun Foam sheets. Let children use them to create mosaics that they can disassemble and reassemble as they see fit. Provide very large shapes that your group can use to create giant mosaics on the floor as well.
Stickers and blocks
Provide stickers and a variety of different types of building blocks. Invite children to use them to create colorful three-dimensional structures.
Set pieces of construction paper (different colors) that you have cut into a variety of shapes on the floor. When you give the signal, children will have two (2) minutes to collect as many stickers as they can find of a specific color. They must press the stickers on a piece of construction paper of the corresponding color.
Associating stickers and colors
(Open game-Stickers) Print and laminate for durable, eco-friendly use. Provide colorful gift bags. Hide tiny stickers throughout your daycare. Invite children to collect as many stickers that are the same color as their bag as possible. To increase the level of difficulty, you can use bags containing more than one color.
Where are the stickers hiding?
(Open game-Stickers) Print and laminate for durable, eco-friendly use. Hide the pieces throughout your yard. Children search for them. Every time a child finds one, he or she must run to a basket set on the floor and drop it inside before heading off to search for another one. The game continues until all the stickers have been found.
Stickers on your body
You can safely press Post-it notes all over the children in your group: on their shoes, on their clothing, on their skin. For this activity, sit in front of a mirror so that children can observe their reflection. Name each body part you press a Post-it note on to help build children’s vocabulary.
MUSICAL AND RHYTHMIC ACTIVITIES
(Open picture game-Stickers) Print and laminate the pictures. Arrange them on the floor throughout your daycare. To the sound of music, children walk around the daycare. When the music stops, they must quickly find a picture to stand on. Variation: If you wish, remove a picture after each round. More than one child will have to stand on the same illustration.
In your yard, use chalk to draw a mosaic containing numerous squares on cement or asphalt. Use a drum to determine different rhythms and associate each one to a different color. For example, when you tap the drum twice quickly, you can ask children to find a blue square to stand on. If you tap the drum only once, they must find a pink square to stand on and so on.
Using body paint, ask children to represent a colorful sticker on their foot. When all the children are satisfied with their creation, organize a sticker parade where children parade around the daycare barefoot. Help them wash their design off at the end of the activity.
If you have cement or asphalt in one corner of your yard, hand children sidewalk chalk and let them have fun drawing colorful “stickers”. They will enjoy creating oversized stickers.
Roll and color-3D-Stickers
(Open roll and color-3D-Stickers) Print for each child. This game can be enjoyed individually or as a group. Children take turns rolling a die, counting the dots, and coloring the corresponding part. The first child to finish coloring his picture wins.
(Open educ-intruder-Stickers) Print and laminate. Children must identify the six (6) intruders.
(Open educa-symmetry-Stickers) Print. Children must color the bottom picture using the same colors seen in the top picture.
(Open educ-math-Stickers) Print and laminate for durable, eco-friendly use. Children must count the objects and circle the correct number.
MORAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Ask parents to send in pictures of different family members who play an important role in their child’s life. You should have pictures of each child’s father, mother, grandparents, and siblings, but also of each child’s pets. Give each child a piece of heavy cardboard and let them use their pictures to create a family-themed mosaic. They can add colorful construction paper, tissue paper, or crepe paper squares here and there to complete their project. Once all the children have completed their mosaic, help them write their name on their masterpiece using a fancy pen.
Sticker-filled colorful mosaic
You will need squares of cellophane paper in a variety of colors. Show children how they can press them on a window, overlapping them to represent a mosaic. The cellophane paper will stick to the surface, like magic. Children will love to observe the overlapping colors as they look through the window. Invite them to add stickers to decorate their mosaic.
Am I stronger than the wind?
Collect a variety of items. Use a fan or hairdryer to see which ones can resist the force of the “wind”.
- 4 tablespoons of hot water
- 2 tablespoons of gelatin (Jell-O powder)
- A few small illustrations or drawings
- A paintbrush
- Mix the gelatin and the hot water together in a bowl.
- Using the paintbrush, apply a thin layer of the mixture behind an illustration or drawing that you wish to use as a sticker (you may use pictures cut out of magazines).
- Wait until the mixture dries (30-45 minutes).
- To press your homemade stickers on paper, simply moisten the back with a damp cloth and press it into place.
We all know that children love stickers! This simple activity is therefore sure to please!
ARTS & CRAFTS
(Open mandalas-Stickers) Print for each child. Children can color the mandalas as they wish.
Stick several small Post-it notes on a table. Encourage children to draw on them. When they are done, they can press them here and there, on different items throughout your daycare. This is a unique way to decorate your environment. Variation: If you prefer, stick a large piece of paper on the table or hang it on a wall and press the Post-it notes on the paper.
A sticker mosaic
Purchase several sticker books at your local dollar store and hang a large piece of poster board on a wall. Invite children to use the stickers to create a sticker mosaic.
Provide different types of recycled materials that children can use to create a three-dimensional mosaic. Encourage them to glue the items on a large piece of cardboard (this activity can also be done outside). Let them decorate their three-dimensional mosaic with stickers.
“Mod Podge” stickers
Cut several pieces of tissue paper (different colors). Children can use “Mod Podge” or white glue diluted with water to stick the pieces of tissue paper on an overhead projector transparency. Encourage them to overlap the pieces somewhat. Let dry and display their work in a window. Admire their masterpieces on a sunny day.
Paint and sticker mosaic
Visit your local hardware store to collect a variety of paint samples. Cut them into tiny squares and use them to create a colorful mosaic with your group.
(Open models-Stickers) Print the models and use them for various crafts and activities throughout the theme.
Collect scraps of different types of paper and tear them into tiny pieces. Use them to create a mosaic. Children can add stickers to complete their artwork.
(Open coloring pages theme-Stickers) Print for each child.
SONGS & RHYMES
(Open songs & rhymes-Stickers)
By: Patricia Morrison-Sung to: Old MacDonald had a farm
Oh, how I love sticker books
Sticky, sticky fun
Press stickers here, and press them there
Sticky, sticky fun
You can add some here
You can add more there
Sticky here, sticky there, sticky everywhere
Oh yes, I love sticker books
The educatall team