Simple holiday sticker match-up activities are our jam.
If you give a mom a pack of stickers, chances are she’ll find a way to use them. This holiday sticker match-up will not disappoint. It is fun for your preschooler and introduces a key math skill: finding matching pairs.
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Here’s where sticker match-up started
Make a small pile of your children’s socks.
Find some that are pairs and some that do not have a match.
Hold up the pair. “See these socks? They match! They are both yellow with a red toe. Since these are both the same, I call them a pair of socks.”
Hold up two socks that are different. “Now, let me check these socks. I see that one is purple, and the other is red. They look different. They are not a pair since they are not the same.”
Ask your child to find a pair of matching socks in the pile.
You will begin to see that they catch on pretty quickly. Once you see them gaining momentum and understanding how to make a matching pair, show them your gingerbread man.
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Setting up was simple!
This winter indoor activity took just a couple of minutes of set-up.
Remember those sweet treats stickers from Holiday Sticker Cups? Well, of course, we want to reuse them! We look for supplies that can be used again and again.
Draw a large gingerbread man on a paper bag. Cut him out.
Find stickers that have a matching pair.
Place your stickers all over your gingerbread man.
Leave a space for the matching pair. (this will be what your preschooler needs to find)
Tape your gingerbread man on a vertical surface.
Working on a vertical surface helps build arm strength. Think long term, throwing, climbing, swinging a bat.
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You’ve got this.
Set this winter activity this holiday season for some indoor play fun.