Somehow, it's already April, and Easter is this weekend. I've been meaning to get this little activity up for a few weeks and time just got away from me. That's pretty much the story of my life, so I'm not sure why I'm surprised.
Clockwise from lower left: Caleb, Elijah, Ellie, and Abby
My kids LOVE stickers of any sort. Actually, anything sticky is probably a better description. Paper stickers, foam stickers, tape. If they can stick it to a paper, they are all about it!
For this activity, I ordered some foam Easter stickers (several weeks ago), but this would work with any stickers that you can pick up at the store. Heck, you can even print out some little Easter drawings, cut those out, and stick them on with tape. I just happened to have the foam stickers when I was planning ahead in February.
If you'd rather hit print than try to draw an Easter egg, you are welcome to use the Easter egg that Ellie approved for this activity. Just click here!
But soon enough, the kids were ready to move on, so we brought out the stickers. I ordered the Easter foam sticker pack and the religious foam sticker pack from Oriental Trading Company so that the kids would have choices, and we would have lots of stickers for future projects. I put some in two different containers so that the kids could choose which stickers they liked best.
Clockwise from lower left: Elijah, Caleb, Ellie, and Abby
Ellie chose mostly crosses, Abby chose all different stickers, and the boys went with whatever they came across first.
This Easter egg activity ended up being a great way to watch how the kids' skills are progressing. Ellie and Elijah both concentrated really hard on removing the paper from the back of the stickers. That takes some serious fine motor skills! Abby was very deliberate with where she put her stickers which is a new skill for her! Each sticker went on a big dot in the center of the egg. I loved watching her little mind process through how she wanted it to look. And Caleb said the words, "bunny" and "sheep." That may not seem like a lot, but for him, it's a big deal!