Friday, July 22, 2011
Children's Writing - The Power of Sticky Notes
Add a special note to your child's lunch box lid, perhaps a joke, a riddle, a reminder about soccer practice, or an "I love you" message.
Pop some spelling words or sight words your child is having trouble with onto sticky notes and then add them to some place central like the fridge door. Spend a little time revising them each day.
Have your kids write teeny tiny messages for each other onto just one sticky note.
Make each sticky note a comic frame, and use them to develop a story told in comic format.
Play Who Am I? Write the name of a book character or famous person onto sticky notes and stick one to each person's forehead. They must ask yes/no questions to determine their identities.
I've used an online sticky note creator called Superstickies for my illustrations here. If you don't have real sticky notes, why not encourage your kids to use virtual ones instead? There's a choice of colour for background and print too.