Every child loves adhering stickers to just about anything. As a parent, you can take advantage of this in numerous ways. Stickers are inexpensive and available in unlimited designs, making them the perfect tool for parents. Below are five uses for stickers that you may not have thought of.
1. Make a Chart for Homework/Goals
Establishing a study routine is extremely important, especially for children who are just beginning their school career. When your child knows that homework is to be completed immediately upon arriving home or after dinner, your child is prepared to do homework. When left without a routine, chances are that homework will be forgotten at some point or another. This leads to lower grades and frustration.
One of the best ways to establish a routine is creating a homework chart. A visual system seems to work very well for children aged 9 to 12 years.
Purchase your child a calendar and some stickers to use on the special days throughout the year. Birthdays can be marked with birthday hat and balloon stickers, use Valentine’s Day stickers to signify special days throughout the month of February. Your child can mark spring break with Easter stickers, Thanksgiving stickers for fall break and Christmas or seasonal stickers for winter break.
Upcoming assignments, quizzes and tests can be marked with monogrammed stickers to help your child stay on track in the classroom.
3. Holiday Cards
Add fun stickers to the holiday cards you send out to friends and family. This is especially nice for the little ones who have yet to learn how to sign their name. They can feel involved in the card giving process too; just let them add a sticker to each one.
4. Build a Sticker Snowman
Put a smile on your child’s face with an adorable little snowman that is decorated using stickers. A sticker snowman is especially sweet for those children who live in areas free of snow.
5. Completed Chore List
Instead of just checking off completed chores on the weekly chore list, have your children choose a sticker to show which chores they’ve done. You can purchase pre-made chore charts that come with their own stickers from sites like Current. You can also create your own chore chart and use various sticker designs. Your children can choose their own designs. Maybe your little girl wants ladybug stickers and your son likes the car and truck variety. From birds to music notes, you can find stickers to put a smile on any child’s face.