My mom bought Patrick one of these paint-by-sticker books and they’ve been so much fun. They are addicting!
I’ve been teaching art on Friday’s at school, and have some rambunctious, unable-to-focus boys. (I also get them right after lunch and recess and I also love them all and ‘get it’.) . When we finished our art project one day, I filled time by borrowing Patrick’s sticker-by-number book, had the kids get in pairs, and work on a sheet. You would not believe it! These boys were quiet, they sat in their seats, they LOVED doing this, more than any other project I’ve done. I think it is something about the exactness, the numbers, the straight forward process that appealed to them-the ability to see the end? I just loved what I saw-the ability to focus and accomplish a task, even for the kids who really really have difficult doing this.
They have books for all different ages.
The one I used in class for the fourth graders is this one-we all love it!
Here’s some for ages 5 and up that are simpler and a good starting point for younger children, although if they recognize all their numbers and letters, and have the patience they could do the more difficult ones also.