Sticky is a simple sign. Hold both open hands out, palms up and raised on either side of your body. Then on each hand, hold your middle finger and thumb together simultaneously, opening and closing both sets of fingers, as if touching something sticky. Make sure to make a grossed-out facial expression to accompany the hand gestures.
Teach your kids the sticky sign when teaching them the tactile characteristics of everyday objects, arts and crafts, or food items at home: from jelly and peanut butter, to cookie batter, glue, or play dough!
It is important to teach your baby or toddler the tactile differences between objects, not just their shapes and colors. Teach the sticky sign when the situation allows for an actual real-life experience of such an object or substance.