If you’re like me and you LOVE using Post-it notes for anything and everything – I have a fun activity for you to try with your kids. Let me show you how to make Post-it note targets.
Make Your Own Targets
I created target templates so that you can print your custom text onto Post-it notes. The templates consists of two documents. The first document contains placement pages and the second consists of editable target templates. CLICK HERE and I will send the templates directly to your inbox.
Place Post-it Notes on Template
To get your Post-it notes ready for printing, print the 5 placement pages and attach 3 inch x 3 inch Post-it notes to each square on the template. When you are ready to print, you will need to load the Post-it note pages into your printer so that it will print on the Post-it note side of the paper.
Add Words to the Target Template
The second document is the editable target template. Fill out the list at the beginning of the document with the words that you want to print. Those words will be automatically added to the target pages.
Like I mentioned earlier, load the Post-it note pages into your printer so that the print will be on the Post-it note side of the paper. For my printer, this means that I put the Post-it notes facing down when I load the sheets into the paper drawer. Your printer may be different. Print only print the target pages (pages 2-6). You don’t want to print the list onto the Post-it notes. Also, it is a good idea to be at the printer when your pages print. My pages got jumbled together as they came off the printer. Pulling each page off the printer tray after it prints prevented this problem.
Attach Post-it note targets to a wall and kids can throw any kind of sticky item at the targets (sticky darts, sticky hands, sticky bugs) and identify the word it is hit. Disclaimer: I encountered no problems when sticking the Post-it notes and sticky darts on my walls. If you are worried about anything leaving marks on your walls, test the items in an inconspicuous place first.
Kids can also use Nerf darts or small, soft balls to hit the targets. Hopefully, your kids will have so much fun that they won’t even realize that they are learning. You may also like 12 Ideas for Post-it Note Activities.
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