Why print onto sticky notes?
You can make reminders and notes for students and teachers, like the /r/ reminders shown above. I use these /r/ reminders in the classroom to target carryover.
I have students bring their desktop reminders back to class and stick them on their desks, assignment books, laptops, or some other visible place. The student looks at the sticky note throughout the day and is reminded to self-monitor for /r/. The teacher can also tap the sticky note to remind the student to use a good /r/ during class.
Side note- if you’re having trouble with teaching your students the /r/ sound, you should check out my article about articulation for older students.
Once you learn how to print your own sticky notes, you’ll be able to whip some up anytime you want.
- 3″ x 3″ good quality sticky notes (bright colors are the most fun!)
- letter sized printer paper (8.5″ x 11″)
- printer (note: I have only tried this with regular printers. It might jam a big combo copier/printer.)
- digital sticky notes template that contains a blank “template” page and “graphics” pages with the images/text you will be printing onto the sticky notes (get this FREE one here)
Let’s do this!
Follow these steps to print your own sticky notes!
- Print the blank template page.
- Place the blank template page into the paper tray of the printer and print the graphics page of your choice on top of the blank template.
The purpose of this step is to determine how to place the blank template into the paper tray of the printer so that the graphic prints right side up, inside the squares. You will need to experiment until it prints correctly.
- Place sticky notes on the squares on the blank template page.
The sticky strip must be at the top of the square, so it goes into the printer first.
- Place the blank template page, with sticky notes attached, into the paper tray of the printer.
Remember, yours may be facing a different direction than mine, depending on how the paper feeds into your printer.
- Print the graphics page of your choice.
It should now be printed onto the sticky notes. The below example was done with my /r/ sticky notes, which can be found here.
Examples of sticky notes I’ve made
You can find all of the sticky notes templates here or you can click on the text above the image to see one of the specific templates.
Want to design your own?
Download my editable Google Slides sticky notes template with boxes that you can type or insert your own pictures into. All of the work has been done for you, as the template is sized perfectly for typing your own message and printing onto standard 3″ x 3″ sticky notes.
This template is totally free for people on my email list. If you’re a subscriber, check your inbox for the email I recently sent out with the link to this file.
If you aren’t already on my email list, you can sign up and receive the free editable sticky notes template today.
Enjoy your sticky notes!
Leave me a comment sharing how you’re using the sticky notes you printed. I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate them.