We have finally made the step to go camping for a weekend. Something we’ve been meaning to do as a family for years.
And then it happened to rain the first night that we went… and I was alone with the three boys (my husband was coming after he worked that night).
When I say we went camping, it wasn’t exactly roughing it. We had a nice camper (borrowed from my parents for a weekend), but we were cooped for quite a while and eager to get outside even while it rained.
So we sat under the awning, but still looking for something to do, I dug through what I brought along and found some packs of stickers (along with Uno, one of our favorite games).
We played the classic match up the stickers. But the boys wanted something harder. They were feeling smart.
I decided to leave the activity kind of backwards and undone for them to finish.
I found matching pairs of stickers in the pack and made a column of one of each sticker on a paper.
I then drew random lines to the other side of the paper, where the matching stickers would go, but left those stickers off.
The boys then had to find the matching sticker and stick it in the correct spot after following the line.
Even still as a preschooler, this was great fine motor skills for George to peel the stickers off.
He kept asking for help, which I did at first. I eventually urged him to try a few times before helping again and he finally got the hang of it. I knew he could do it.
Interested in more fine motor activities? We have lots of them!
I did different versions of these over and over. I had three different sets of stickers with, so I could keep doing it.
I did different variations for the different boys. Henry wanted it tougher yet, so I stuck several sets of three matching stickers (just random) on a page for him to connect with lines. It kept him busy for awhile, but wasn’t nearly as tough as he wanted it to be. (Sorry, I don’t have pictures of him doing those!)
Below, is George’s completed sticker match!
This was a great busy activity when we couldn’t really be active. Rainy day in a confined spot. We needed something to do, and stickers came to the rescue!
From now on, I’ll always have a set of stickers with me!
But soon after, it was back to being goofy as usual…