Today’s activity uses one main supply and that is a pack of sticky notes. I actually like to keep these in my purse since you can prep this activity in minimal time and adapt it in many different ways. This movement activity is part of my Activity of the Day series and can be used to get your kids moving and learning around the house.
Sticky Note Hunt
This activity can be adapted in so many different ways depending on the age of your kids and what they’re working on. It’s also a bonus movement activity which is great when you need them to burn off some energy!
- sticky notes
- Grab your pack of sticky notes.
- Write words or draw pictures on the sticky notes based on the skills your child is currently working on.
- Place the sticky notes around the house and send your kids on the hunt for a specific one.
- Check out the age tips below for more directions and ways to extend this activity.
Babies (under 1)
For our littlest learners, this is a great activity to help them reach and pull up. Stick the sticky notes within reach for your little ones to practice grasping and pulling up the sticky notes – this could be on their high chair tray, a wall, or the floor.
Toddlers are starting to work on colors, shapes, numbers, and letters. Take this into consideration when you’re making out your sticky notes. Younger toddlers will benefit from placing the sticky notes just above their heads around the house. This allows them to practice reaching for things above their heads. With slightly older toddlers, you can draw shapes or use different colors and send them on the hunt to find specific ones.
Preschoolers are working on letters, simple words, and their names. You can use this activity to send them on the hunt for specific things in these categories. For their name, write a letter on each sticky note and place them around the house. When they have collected all the letters, have them organize them into their name.
Big Kids (6+)
For big kids, this is a great time to extend the learning of skills that they are currently working on. You could write math problems or spelling words on the sticky notes and send them searching around the house. You could also write problems on each one and have them solve them as they find the sticky notes.
The basic idea behind this activity is to get your kids moving by putting sticky notes around the house. If you don’t have sticky notes, you can also use paper and tape. I use painters tape or masking tape to keep from damaging surfaces.
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!