I have been trying more and more to incorporate open-ended opportunities in the activities that I plan for preschool. A time for exploration where I don’t really know exactly what the end result will be. Lately, my “go-to” open-ended activity involves sticky paper … and the more I look, the more I see the possibilities with it are endless!!! And not JUST with contact paper, but other types of sticky materials can be used for creative exploration.
I have been collecting a bunch of posts from around the web on different types of “sticky ideas” to use in preschool. What do I mean by “sticky ideas”? Words don’t explain this as well as pictures do … so I’ll let you see what I’m talking about! Be sure to click through on all the pictures to see all the details of each activity.
The first sticky idea I saw was from Deborah at Teach Preschool when she explored pom pom pumpkins on her sticky table.
NATURE STICKY TABLE
After I saw Deborah’s activity – we tried the sticky table idea in the Fall and collected items we found in nature and made a large collage!
Teach Preschool shows us that the sticky table concept can be turned vertical … check out her sticky easel in art center!
STICKY BLOCK BOARD
Scott at Brick by Brick found that if you setup a sticky board in the block center, creativity WILL happen!
SOFT STICKY TABLE
Stacy over at Share and Remember uses lots of soft collage materials on a sticky table, which is great for toddlers to explore!
STICKY PAPER ON THE FLOOR
Infants can play with the sticky paper too, as Amy at Child Central Station shows us!
Child Central Station also took the sticky idea to a new dimension by making a sticky web out of masking tape!
3-D STICKY COLLAGES
Donna and Sherry at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning used some sticky foam shapes as a base for these cool, 3-dimensional collages!
THANKS to all my blogger friends for letting me share their “sticky ideas”! How can you incorporate more “sticky ideas” at preschool?