I LOVE sticky notes! I personally use them for lists, bookmarks, and labels. There are so many ways to use sticky notes to make learning fun with kids, one of those is a sticky note hunt. Here are 11 types of sticky note hunts to try.
Shape Sticky Note Hunt
For N (2 1/2), I drew three different shapes on sticky notes and then hid them around the house. When she found one she ran back to the papers and stuck it on the matching shape.
She had a blast finding these sticky notes all over the house and at the same time she practiced identifying shapes and sorting them.
Beginning Reader Sticky Note Hunt
For B, I hid words for him to make a sentence with. It was interesting to see if his strategy was to find all of the words first and then put them in order or if he would try to put them in a logical order as he found each one. (He found them all first.)
Recognize Your Name Sticky Note Hunt
Both kids wanted to keep playing so I hid N’s name around the house for her to practice identifying her name. Each time she finds one, she is reading her name.
Other Ways to Have a Sticky Note Hunt
Alphabet Sticky Note Hunt
Write the letters A to Z on sticky notes (one letter on each sticky note), hunt for the letters and put them in order. Add an extra challenge by having to find them in order. We tried the Alphabet Sticky Note Hunt here.
Number Sticky Note Hunt
Write the numbers 1-10 on sticky notes. Challenge your child to find the numbers and put them in order from 1 to 10.
Count and Match Sticky Note Hunt
Write the numbers 1-5 on sticky notes and draw corresponding dots on another set of sticky notes. Find the sticky notes and match the numeral to the corresponding number of dots.
Color Sticky Note Hunt
Hide different colored sticky notes around the house. Find them and sort them by color.
Spell Your Name Sticky Note Hunt
Hide the letters of your child’s name (one letter on each sticky note) around the house. Have your child find the letters and put them in order to practice spelling their name.
Size Sticky Note Hunt
Cut the sticky notes into 2 or 3 different sizes. Hide them around your house. As your child finds them, have them sort them into piles or stacks, small/medium/large or big/small.
Rhyming Sticky Note Hunt
Write different pairs of rhyming words onto sticky notes or draw pictures of things that rhyme. Hide the sticky notes around the house. Try not to hide the matching pairs near each other. Find them all and match the sticky notes that rhyme. Examples: bear/chair, sun/gun, tree/bee, dog/frog
Patterning Sticky Note Hunt
Make 4 sticky notes that have ice cream cones and 4 sticky notes that have stars. (Those are just examples, you can use any shape or object. I like to use stickers for this hunt.) Hide the notes around the house. Once your child finds all 8 sticky notes, challenge your child to use them to make a pattern. It could be ice cream cone, star, ice cream cone, star (AB pattern) or ice cream cone, ice cream cone, star, ice cream cone, ice cream cone, star (AAB Pattern). You get the idea.
The possibilities are endless. There are so many different ways to have a sticky note hunt. I love how this can be fun for all ages!