Make matching stickers lacing cards in just a few minutes and let your child find the matching ones by connecting them with string.
Today a bunch of kid bloggers is sharing activities For the Love of Learning- learning activities with a love theme, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
I made a matching heart lacing card with stickers. This learning activity works on fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and visual skills(identifying matching stickers) in a fun way.
This is how it was made:
Pink craft foam and two sets of identical stickers were used.
A heart was cut out of the foam and holes were punched all around. To get it symmetrical, I folded the foam in half and cut half the heart. To make the holes symmetrical, I punched one side, then made small markings to know where to make the other holes, so it is exactly opposite each other.
Stickers were attached randomly, and a plastic string was secured to the back.
TIP: for younger children: use less stickers and holes. My (then) 5.5-year-old coped well with a lot of stickers, but the 3-year-old got a bit confused with the instruction “in at the front- out at the back”, lol!
Make sure your string is long enough to go through all the holes!
Finished lacing heart.
The child can randomly match the correct hearts or you could number the one set of hearts to work in some number skills too.
Help your child love learning by making it fun with this matching stickers lacing cards idea!
Visit these blogs to see more For the Love of Learning activities:
Line of Symmetry by Peakle Pie
Valentine’s Day Cupcake Graphing by Life over C’s
Heart Number Bonds by Adventures of Adam
Melting Heart Experiment by Crafty kids at Home
Fine Motor Heart Garland by Powerful Mothering
My Heart Beats for You Printable by Kelly’s Classroom
Sticker Words by Rebecca Reid Homeschool
Melting Love Hearts by The Gingerbread House
Valentine Alphabet Match by The Kindergarten Connection
Valentine Playdough Mats by Kidz Activities
Hearts Emergent Reader by Simple Fun for Kids
Adventures of adam says
I have never considered using stickers in this way before – the possibilities are endless!
Helen @ Peakle Pie says
What a great idea – so versatile too. I can imagine both boys and girls enjoying this activity.
Love this idea! It would be great for matching letters or numbers too!
Brilliant way to use stickers. There is nothing kids won’t attempt if it involves a sticker. I am sure they actually have magical powers! Lots of great ideas in this series. Thanks for sharing.