When you were a kid, did you have a sticker collection? Maybe it was a Trapper Keeper binder with paper, or maybe it was a sticker book with themed pages. Filling it’s pages were puffy stickers, scratch-and-sniff stickers, fuzzy stickers, and glossy glittery stickers.
Thinking back to those sticker collection can bring back memories of sticker trades. All you cared about back then was a complete collection of all the Care Bears or a page full of sticker-y rainbows.
But did you know that peeling all of those stickers has a bigger benefit that a full sticker book page?
Playing with stickers can help kids with so many skill areas! They can even be an Occupational Therapist’s secret weapon. Pulling a fresh sheet of stickers from the OT’s treatment bag can bring on big smiles from kids of all ages. And the best news is, that the children don’t even realize they are working on important developmental areas!
The Best Reasons to Play With Stickers
Extend the skill: Work on neat pincer grasp by peeling stickers of different sizes. Smaller stickers will be more difficult to peel. Place stickers on strips of masking tape and other surfaces and and peel the stickers up. Then, work on grasp by placing the stickers down on different surfaces. Stick the stickers on paper taped to a wall to encourage an efficient wrist position.
Extend the activity: Work on proprioception to the hands with stickers.
Use stickers in a mess-free sensory play activity.
Use a sticker on the tip of a pencil to show kids where to pinch the pencil when sing a tripod grasp.
Best Sticker Gifts for Kids
Every kid needs a sticker collection book! This My Sticker Album
has illustrated pages for sticker collections.
Try this Re-Usable Sticker Book
to stick and re-stick stickers.
Need stickers to add to your collection book? The 1000 Stickers for Girls
and 1000 Stickers for Boys
should have you covered! (Although who says a truck sticker is just for boys? Nope! I would get both books for my kiddos!)
There are stickers for every theme, character, or interest out there. From Dinosaur Stickers, to Cupcake Stickers
…there is something for everyone!
(including the Care Bears
fans out there!)
I love these Alphabet stickers
for name building, letter identification, and spelling word practice.
What stickers do you need in your sticker collection?