Sticky wall activities are such an easy way to keep your toddler entertained!
Simply cut some contact paper and tape it to the wall, and toddlers can have fun sticking objects to the paper for as long as their little attention spans will allow – which is longer than you might think when it comes to sensory activities like sticky walls!
Toddlers crave sensory input, so when they find themselves in a situation that stimulates their senses, they naturally engage with it longer than they would with their regular everyday toys.
The other great thing about sticky walls is that they are so simple and cheap to set up. You can easily keep new ones on rotation so your toddler stays engaged! But if you want to keep the same one up for a bit to save yourself the trouble, feel free – in my experience, the sticky lasts for weeks at a time!
To keep it interesting and new, I like to switch up our sticky wall themes every week or so. This post includes 30+ of our favorite sticky wall activities. Add them to your rotation and enjoy a moment to sip some coffee (or wine) while your toddler engages in some healthy developmental play!
For even more sticky wall ideas, feel free to follow my Sticky Wall board on Pinterest. I update it often!
How to Create a Sticky Wall for Your Toddler
You only need 2 things to create a sticky wall:
- contact paper (white or clear, depending what you want to achieve!)
- painter’s tape or washi tape
Cut off as much contact paper as you would like to use. Then peel the backing off only the corners and tape them one at a time. Make sure you are taping your contact paper sticky side out. Finally, peel the rest of the backing off.
The only thing left to do is decide what objects you want your toddler to stick to the sticky wall! The possibilities are endless – you can make this as educational or artsy as you want, or just give your toddler random odds and ends. (Be sure to supervise your child closely and do not use objects that could pose a choking hazard.)
The first time we tried a sticky wall activity I had to demonstrate how to stick the objects on and encourage my toddler to do the same. It didn’t take her long to become a pro!
Once your toddler gets the hang of using the sticky wall, you can use this activity as independent play when you need to get things done.
The contact paper stays sticky for several days, so you can continue to come back to the same sticky wall time and time again!
However, I like to switch things up every now and then to keep it interesting. Here are our favorite sticky wall activities!
Adult supervision is required for all activities on this website. Use good judgement – nobody knows your child better than you!
30 Engaging Sticky Wall Activities to Keep Your Toddler Busy
Save this post to Pinterest so you can come back to it when you’re ready for a new sticky wall!
Seasonal Sticky Wall Activities
These are our favorite themed sticky walls to put up for various holidays throughout the year!
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