INSIDE: Fireworks Letter Match is a fun and easy letter matching sticky wall activity for toddlers and preschoolers for Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve. It’s a great way to practice letter matching during the holidays.
Putting Up Your Fireworks Letter Match
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.
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Fireworks Letter Match
Next, grab your colorful cupcake liners and scissors. Flip them inside out and and flatten them. Invite your little one to use a pair of scissors to cut all along the outside edge of the circle to turn the cupcake liner into a fireworks burst.
This is a great activity to do after the Firework Sticky Wall. Remove the fireworks from the contact paper and write the letters on the front and the matching letters on the contact paper.
Next, stick the cupcake liner firework letter up on the sticky wall matching the correct letters.
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- Colorful cupcake liners
- Contact paper
- Masking tape
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
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