Create custom printable sticky notes with these templates. You can easily add kids’ photos and names to the sticky notes and use them for graphing and other activities in your preschool class.
I am so excited to share some ideas for using printable sticky notes in an early childhood classroom or at home. I am excited because I love sticky notes! Sticky notes are all over my desk, on my laptop, and even in my car.
If you are a Pinterest addict like me, you may have seen a pin demonstrating how to print pictures and words onto sticky notes. When I saw this idea my wheels started turning as I began to think of ways to use sticky notes with pictures on them in early childhood classroom. The first thing that came to my mind was using them for class graphs.
Sticky Notes are Great for Graphing Activities
If you use pictures of the kids when you make a class graph, the kids will be much more excited about the activity. Young kids love themselves, and are very excited to see their picture anywhere and everywhere. Using sticky notes is much easier than taping individual pictures onto your graph, plus you should be able to re-use them a few times before you have to print more.
To make your sticky notes you will need the following supplies:
- small rectangular sized sticky notes (the ones that measure about 1.5″ x 2″)
- Sticky Note Placement Template
- Sticky Note Picture Template (both templates are Microsoft Word documents)
Download the Sticky Note Placement Template
The first template that you need to download is a Sticky Note Placement Template. When you open this file do not make any changes to it. Just print a few copies of it. After printing, position a rectangular post-it note in each of the 9 rectangles on the page. This will put them in the perfect position on the page for printing. To get your first template, click on the link below:
Download the Sticky Note Picture Template
If you created name cards for your word wall the next template will look familiar. You will need square pictures of your kids. If you want more detail on how I get my square pictures, read this.
When you open The Sticky Note Picture Template document you will see a bunch of smiley faces. Right click on a smiley face and select “change picture” from the drop down menu. Then select a square picture from your file or Dropbox. When you do this, the smiley face will be replaced by your own picture.
Below each smiley face or picture you will see the word “name”. You can replace “name” with the name of your children. I used the KG Miss Kindergarten font. You can download the font (it’s free for non-commercial use) here. If you don’t have the KG Miss Kindergarten font, you might have to play around with the fonts and font size in the document. Once you have added your pictures and names to the Sticky Note Picture Template document (don’t forget to add a picture of yourself), save it on your computer so that you can easily come back and print more.
To get your copy of the the picture template click on the link below:
How to Print on the Sticky Notes
Now, do you remember the placement template that you filled with sticky notes? Load that page into your computer so that it will print on the sticky note side of the paper with the arrows at the top of the page.
There are many different printers out there, so you might have to experiment to figure out the correct direction to load the paper into your specific printer. When you print, the sticky notes should look like this.
Ideas for Use
When complete, you can use the sticky notes for class graphs. When you are done move the sticky notes to a piece of paper so that you can use them over again.
I’m sure that you will find many other uses for these little printed post-it notes around the classroom and at home. A few classroom ideas include:
- attendance chart
- scavenger hunt
- sorting exercises (sort by beginning letter, boy/girl….)
- visual schedule (you can use pictures of your classroom instead of pictures of kids)
I have been using the notes at home. My son LOVES our cat and dog and I have been using their pictures to bring his attention to a few reminders….and to crack him up. A few other ideas include:
- visual step-by-step directions (to make hand washing directions, take a picture of hands in water, soap pump, lathering, rinsing, drying…..)
- visual schedules
- lunch box notes
I hope that you have fun using these sticky templates and I would LOVE to see your ideas. As I think of more fun ideas I will share them as well.
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