Let’s get Glue-y!

Looking for an activity to occupy your little learner? Something that’s quick to set up, with things you already have around the house? Try cutting & sticking with glue!

A child uses glue in a Little Messy Learners class
Little Messy Learners get Glue-y!

Cutting and sticking is a fab activity for children from 2 years upwards! And is nice way to introduce a new activity aside from Messy Play! Take a few pages from a magazine, catalogue or old birthday cards. Grab some glue and a pair of child friendly scissors and you’re all set 💜

When your little one first starts, you can do the cutting for them. But encourage them to spread the glue and stick the pictures onto their paper themselves. As they get more confident and their fine motor skills develop, they can begin to chop with you!

✂️ Cutting & Sticking is great for building hand muscle strength which in turn, helps with mark making and writing skills.

💦 Spreading glue onto little pictures and arranging them to make their very own collage is wonderful activity! Not only does it develop creativity, problem solving skills but also imagination, decision making and supports hand-eye co-ordination.

🗣️ Figuring out how to use the scissors and glue and discussing the pictures in the collage is a brilliant way of developing language. Communication helps little ones to organise their thoughts and ideas.

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