Here is a fun sticker matching activity for kids. It’s great to do with children who are beginning to recognise similarities and differences and making connections between objects and pictures. It’s wonderfully easy to set up too!
Possum (almost 3 years) has quite an obsession with stickers! Are your children the same? It’s an obsession that doesn’t really worry me though. Stickers are so wonderful for children to play with as they develop fine motor skills as they peel them off the backing paper and they really don’t cost a whole lot of money to buy.
Recommended age: 3 years +
(Active supervision is required on all my activities)
Sticker Matching Activity
You will need –
- Stickers that have a matching double
Quite simply, add a row of stickers down either side of the piece of paper. It is recommend (at least initially) to have one sticker and it’s matching double on the opposite side. The challenge for your child is increased the further apart the matching double is placed.
Prior to Possum starting this activity and before each of stage of her drawing a connecting line, I had her point out the matching doubles with her fingers. This was very helpful to her as she had an idea of where she would be drawing her lines prior to actually doing it.
I sat with Possum and supported her throughout this activity, however, you might find your child is able to do this with greater independency. We talked about each of the pairs and how we knew they were the same. To help Possum experience a greater degree of success with this activity I pretended that each pair were ‘friends’ and she needed to draw a line to bring them together.
Of course you don’t have to use stickers to do this activity. You might wish to have your child match hand drawn shapes or numbers. The choice is up to you. This idea has also been inspired by a few who have done it previously, which can find over at School Time Snippets and TinkerLab.