Kids love puzzles, and they love stickers. Here is an activity using stickers to create puzzles that can be put together in five minutes or less.
Preschool Stick Puzzles
Materials needed are a index cards and a set of stickers where there are several duplicates or sheets. I used these.
Notice they are all stars, but the fill, background and outline colors of the stars vary. This was intentional. It makes the puzzles more difficult and more appropriate for preschool age. However, if you have a younger aged toddler, you can use alternate stickers with less similarities.
Choose a group of four stickers that are the exact same, and one that is slightly different. Arrange them in a line on the index card. Laminate for added durability.
To play, show a card to your child and ask him to identify which star does not belong. Which one is different?
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.