My five-year-old has a long-standing obsession with stickers – she cannot ever have enough stickers! If we are going to be taking a long drive or waiting somewhere, I can throw some stickers, paper, and crayons into my purse and we are good to go! Peeling and placing stickers is a great activity for fine motor skills, too!
Sticker Pictures – This is the standard way stickers are used around here. Both the girls especially love using animal stickers and drawing in the scenery/habitat. We have also had fun adding stickers to landscape photos that we took on a nature walk.
Sticker Stories – We love to create rebus-style stories, replacing words with stickers. Take dictation for the little ones, and let older kids write their own!
Make-Your-Own Stickers – Back when I used to scrapbook on a regular basis, I bought myself this little Xyron 150 sticker maker. It was really inexpensive (under $10) and the roll of adhesive seems to last us a really long time. We print out clip art or the girls draw little things, then cut them out and run them through the Xyron – out comes a strip of your own stickers!
Reusable Stickers – Yay for reusable stickers – less waste, still lots of fun! We love the ones made by Mudpuppy – beautiful illustrations and great quality, too.