Looking for bright, sunny, creative crafts to welcome spring? We’ve got your back! Kids will love sticking and re-sticking these bright colored notes to make their own masterpieces!
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It’s Monday morning after a crazy busy weekend and you’re rushing into work (late as usual). Your first treatment session is starting in 5 minutes and you realize that you have nothing planned.
You dig through your therapy bag, past the containers of dried play dough, through a bunch of stray pencil grips, down to the handful of colorful beads that litter the bottom of the bag. Nope. Nothing.
The bell rings – you hear buses pulling up and happy kids bounding down the hallway. And that’s when you spot it. Right there on the corner of your desk (if you’re lucky enough to have a desk) is a beautiful stack of bright, neon sticky notes.
Seconds ago, just a boring office supply, now the star of your Monday morning therapy show! With sticky notes in hand, you take a bow, acknowledging yourself as the amazing creative therapy genius you are. And then you snap back to reality and realize that you work in a closet. It’s time to start the day.
Here’s how to use those magically sticky little squares to create a fun visual motor experience for kids that’s perfect for therapy, the classroom, or home!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
WHAT TO DO:
Not much instruction needed on this one! Give each child a piece of paper and let the kids loose with your sticky notes, making different designs and patterns all over the page!
Cut some of the sticky notes in half or in thin strips to add a little more variety. You can also cut them into different shapes – just make sure to keep a bit of the sticky strip on the back!
We used our sticky notes to make a sailboat scene, a train and a train track, a smiley face, a flower, and more! My little guy also loved cutting the colorful pieces of paper into his own little shapes, which was great for practicing with scissors!
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