The Teacher’s Ultimate Guide to Printing on Sticky Notes

Custom sticky notes in the classroom?  That might sound difficult to pull off.  What could you even use them for?  It might even sound expensive.

Believe it or not, there are way more uses for them in your classroom than you might think!  You can use on windows for brain dump sticky note thinking, student desktops, to-do lists, use them for origami projects (those are pretty fun!), cooperative learning, exit slips for assessment, and pretty much every curriculum idea you have out there!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

How To Make Custom Sticky Notes

It’s a lot easier than you think!  The best part with personalized sticky notes is that you can change the font and content to make a cute and cheap learning tool which is perfect for your own classroom of students!

Want to learn how to print right on a 3×3 sticky note?  Check it out…

Materials needed:

  • Some 3×3 sticky notes
  • Template {grab the free one at the end of this post}
  • Printer
Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Step One:

After choosing the designs you wish to use, add your sticky notes to a blank template.

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Step Two:

Place the page back into the paper carrier, making sure it is facing down if your printer prints on the opposite side as it pulls through.

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

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Step Three:

Grab your page out of the printer and start sticking!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

What could you use custom printed sticky notes for in the classroom?

Here are 24 different ways to use custom sticky notes for your classroom that will get your wheels turning!   And make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page where I share a FREE template and some pre-made ideas to get you rolling right away!

Interactive Read Alouds are a great way to get kids involved.  I love how the students get to act out certain things as they are reading!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

These are super fun for leaving yourself (or fellow staff members) mini-reminders as needed.  {Ummmm – benchmark assessments due to the office tomorrow!}

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Here are some FREE reading stickies for students to write down summaries, vocabulary, characters, and more while reading independently!  {Scroll to the bottom of this post to grab it!}

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

How fun are these for sending notes home to parents?

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Positive comments and affirmations for your students!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Who doesn’t love playing “Find Someone Who”?  Pass out the post-its randomly and have students walk around the room asking each person the classroom whether he or she matches the description on the post-it.  If so, their name gets added.  Students continue through the room until the time is up.  Afterwards, a few selected children get to share what they found out and how classmates are more alike then they may have though previously.  {Scroll to the bottom of this post to grab this template for FREE!}

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

While I realize these are for kids for doing chores at home, you could certainly make your own set for classroom jobs too!   Leave them on various student desks before they arrive each morning and they place them back on a wall when complete.

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Checklists and self-monitoring behavior ideas!  Love these!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Book reviews!  The sticky notes are the perfect size for adding to the book cover without covering it entirely up!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Need a time filler?  Print tic-tac-toe, word searches, or even these fun make-a-word games on notes for early finishers!  {If you would like this FREE template, scroll to the bottom of this post to grab it!}

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Here’s a fun idea:  print off blackline images and have the students color them!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Don’t just limit yourself to standard 3×3 notes either – you can go crazy with a multitude of sizes and shapes!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Class graphing, supplies, or even displaying student work has never been easier – or cuter – than with these custom sticky notes of student faces!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Parent communication reminders…

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Student goals and assessment is easily done with stickies!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Have a great kid joke?  Share one a week with various students!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Coordinate grids in math! Place value columns, 10 frames, arrays, geoboard dots, and more!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Sentence order practice – or making up poems with various words on a wall or board!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Students can include their opinion or use as an exit slip to show their learning for the day’s objectives!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

How fun are these for visualizing future career goals?

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

This example is for kids’ lunchboxes, but they would be fun to hide around the school for students to find as well.

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

All sorts of writing rubrics!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

Motivational quotes are a great way to brighten anyone’s day!

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

And how about even MORE motivational quotes?  These are FREE!  {Scroll below to grab it now!}

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

How fun are those ideas?   So many to choose from and customize for your own classroom!

Would you like a FREE pack of templates?

I created a fun template pack of kindness quotes, a reading strategies set, time filler make a word game, and Find Someone Who.  Plus a blank template to place your blank sticky notes on when printing.  Grab it below.

Have you ever tried to print personalized sticky notes for your students? Perhaps this blog post will get your wheels turning for how to use them!

What else would you use custom sticky notes for in your classroom?  I would love to hear your ideas in a comment below!

~Charity
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