Monday, December 1, 2014

Sticker Stories!

Do your students L-O-V-E stickers?!
If so....have them create sticker stories!!!
 This idea came to me while sitting with my boys!  They were putting stickers on paper....one thing led to another and all of a sudden we were writing a story about the stickers we put on our papers!
My son is in kindergarten, so I had him try and write his story and he had so much fun with it I knew it was something that would help spark some creative writing- with a dash of sight word practice- in my kinders!

I had some left over circle (label) stickers from lollipop favors I made for my son's birthday party and thought....AH-HA...I can make my own stickers!!!
I purchased mine from Amazon- but I am sure you can get them from an office supply store too!
They are Avery 8293.

I made a template, printed the stickers and had my kinders get to work!

Each student had a 'story mat' and a strip of stickers.
This particular set was 'Thanksgiving Table' so they were putting food on the table.
They simply put the stickers on the mat...

and then used the 'picture' they created to write a story! 

I mounted the mat and story on 12x18 construction paper... 

And it made an AWESOME hallway display!  We had also done some interactive writing that week listed foods we have on our Thanksgiving table!


You can find this set, complete with the sticker template and mat here: 
And if you don't have the circle stickers, you can print the template on paper and have students cut/paste.  I also provided the pictures in square form for easier cutting/pasting!

And there is also this set to write stories about The First Thanksgiving:

They were so successful, I got to work over Thanksgiving break and created two Christmas sets and a winter set!

They use the toy/object/person stickers to create and write about a scene from inside Santa's workshop!  They could write about what is being made for them there too!

Santa's Sleigh version:
They will put stickers with toys/objects on them in Santa's sleigh and write about what is in the sleigh- or even what fell out of the sleigh if they choose to put some out of the sleigh!

And the winter set...Snowy Day
This set comes with 3 different story mats so students can decide on what scene they want!  They put the snow fun stickers on the scene and write about what is going on!

I know they are going to have "SNOW" much fun with these sets!
You can find them here:



AND for for today (12/1) through Wednesday (12/3) they are on sale for 20% off!  PLUS if you shop 12/1-12/2 with promo code TPTCYBER you get an extra 10% off!

Happy Sticking....Happy Shopping!
I would love to hear how your stories came out...and I am already planning a TON more for the upcoming months, seasons and holidays!

And don't forget to stop by Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs Facebook page for the next 12 days!
Each day 3 amazing TPT authors, as well as Zippy herself, are giving away something from their store (or a credit) PLUS you can enter to win a $30 gift card!
Today's gift card is for Amazon!

Be sure to come back on 12/4 where you will find ME...and some pretty awesome authors...and a $30 Starbucks gift card!
 

Until next post,
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