Art can be a fun way to keep our kiddos entertained. It’s also a great way to encourage creativity and independent thinking. Today’s activity is a simple art activity that’s suitable for most ages. I’ve included additional ways to bring learning into this activity as well. This activity is a part of the Activity of the Day series.
The supplies for this activity are simple – just stickers and paper. If you don’t have any stickers around the house, then you can use cut outs from a magazine or print some pictures.
- Grab a sheet (or two) of stickers and some paper.
- Give to your kiddo and let them know that they are going to make a picture using it.
- When they’ve finished, ask them to tell you about their picture.
- Then, hang it up for them to enjoy over and over again. You could even hang it in the window for people to admire as they walk past your home.
Babies (under 1)
This activity isn’t great for our under 1 crowd. You can modify it by creating the picture yourself and then putting it in a spot where they can look at it when they’re sitting, crawling, cruising, or walking. Talk with them and point about what’s in the picture.
This activity allows toddlers to work on their fine motor skills. I recommend peeling the back off of your sticker sheet to make it easier for them to grasp. You might want to supervise closely if your little one is a fan of sticking things on walls and furniture.
Preschoolers are also working on their fine motor skills with this activity. You can try leaving the backing on so that it’s a bit more challenging for their little fingers. Point out vocabulary and talk about the picture they create.
Big Kids (6+)
This activity may seem a bit boring for our big kids at first. You can extend the activity by having them create a piece of art and then write a story to go along with it. Display the artwork and the story together.
If you don’t have stickers hanging around the house, get creative and find other pictures you can use. You can cut up old boxes, magazines, or even find a few online to print. Use glue to keep it attached to the paper and your kiddo will still have a unique piece of art to share with others!
This activity is a part of our Activity of the Day series. This series was created to help parents with activities to do during school closures due to the coronavirus. Check back every weekday for new activity that you can do with kids of all ages!