INSIDE: Alphabet Sticky Wall for Preschoolers is a fun and easy sticky wall activity for toddlers and preschoolers and a great way to practice letter recognition.
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Putting Up Your Alphabet Sticky Wall
On the back of the contact paper use a sharpie to trace the letters backwards. You wan to make sure that you trace the letter backwards so that when you put up your sticky wall the letters are the correct way. You are going to trace the foam letters on the back of the contact paper (the other side of the paper backing).
Contact paper has one side that is very very sticky, so unrolling it and taping it to a wall can be a little tricky. Here’s how I do it:
Stick the sticky wall up on the wall using small rolled up pieces of tape in the four corners. Make sure the paper backing side is facing out.
Peel the paper backing off to expose one small corner of the sticky paper. Continue peeling the paper backing off until one side is exposed. Tape that side down fully using Painter’s tape. This will ensure that it doesn’t fall down as your child is playing.
Slowing peel back the remaining paper backing and tape down the other side.
Step 4 (optional)
Remove the small rolled up pieces of tape from underneath the sticky wall. These rolled up pieces were just there to help you get the sticky wall set up and can be removed once your sticky wall fully up. But if you don’t mind them there you don’t have to remove them.
Making the Alphabet Sticky Wall
Once your sticky wall is up, place all the letters you use underneath it. Invite your toddler or preschooler to match them to the letters on the sticky wall.
How to Play Alphabet Sticky Wall
This is a great activity to talk about the letters and the sound they makes. If you are doing this activity with a toddler, use less letters than if you can doing it with a preschooler.
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- Foam letters
- Contact paper
- Painters tape
- Black Sharpie
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids were 2, 2, and 6 year old.