How to Print On Sticky Notes


Written by Miss Thomas

Thanks to @_littlemissthomas for providing us with this amazing step by step guide!

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If you’re like me, you want the easiest and most stress-free way to get something done! So, how about getting some of your assessment out of the way with just a single sticky note?

As I’m currently a fourth-year student teacher, I want to make the most of every placement block. This includes collecting information on my students and making sure they feel comfortable with the pace we are learning at and the overall lesson.

With a little bit of trial and error (I’m not going to lie), I created a template and an easy solution to printing on sticky notes.

With the help of Teach Starter’s, Learning Scale and Self-Assessment Checklist resource, I created 3 different checklists for my students. They are aimed at getting an idea as to how much effort they put into a lesson, how confident they are in understanding the work they have completed and finally how they felt overall about a certain task.

Learning Scale and Self-Assessment Checklists

So, I bet you’re now all wondering how I did this! Firstly, to help you all out, I have supplied you with a template I used. This has been developed for the most common sized sticky note a 3 x 3 inch.

You can thank me later because this was the hardest part!

Checklists printed on sticky notes.

Now for the instructions!

Print out one copy of your sticky note template on any type of A4 paper.

Sticky Note Template

Open your template in your editing program (I used Microsoft Word).

Sticky Note Template

Choose what you would like on each sticky note and ensure they are in a JPG file, so you can drag and drop. Alternatively, you could insert a separate text box (I screenshotted Teach Starter’s assessment resource and dropped in the JPG files).

Sticky Note Template

Place your text box/image inside the FIRST box on your page. Then use the rotating button so the image flips upside down (you will find out why later).

Sticky Note Template

Next, if you would like the same image on each of your sticky notes, copy and paste the rotated image into each of the 6 boxes.

Sticky Note Template

Once you have each of your images on your template – DELETE the boxes (original template) that surround what you would like printed on the sticky note.
Note: you will not need these printed as you already have the template printed out.

Sticky Note Template

Next, grab your sticky note template and stick 6 sticky notes onto the page with the adhesive facing the BOTTOM of the template.

Sticky Note Template

Place your full template of sticky notes into the printer facing down.

Note: If you have a landscape printer like me, you need to ensure that the adhesive from the sticky-notes is FACING the printer rollers so that the rollers don’t pull at each sticky note and jam the printer. 

It may be a good idea to test and work out the way your printer feeds the paper into work out the best way to place the paper in your printer.

Sticky Note Template

Print out your template making sure that you have deleted the boxes that surround your image as the boxes simply represented your sticky notes during the planning stages.

Sticky Note Template

And Ta Da! You have some groovy looking sticky notes to hand out and use for assessment, student desk motivators or just personal reminders (because we always forget something!)

Thanks for reading!

I cannot wait to see what you have all created – make sure to tag me on Instagram so I can share in your cleverness!

-Miss Thomas

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Sandra Anau

Thanks for sharing, comes in handy for quick reflection for students and students. Can’t wait to try it!

Sandra Anau · Aug 25th, 2019

Emma (Teach Starter)

Hi Sandra, Thank you for your positive feedback! We’re so glad you find these ideas handy for your class.
Kind regards,

Emma (Teach Starter) · Aug 26th, 2019

Madhuri Noah

Hi, where can I find images for the sticky notes?

Madhuri Noah · Jun 25th, 2019


Hi Madhuri,
The images we used are here:
If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Jun 25th, 2019

Carole Martin

Thank you so much. It works!!!!! I love some of your ideas for children self assessment

Carole Martin · Jun 4th, 2019

Holly (Teach Starter)

You’re most welcome Carole!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Jun 5th, 2019

Brett Mills

Legend. Absolute legend.

Brett Mills · Jan 1st, 2018

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Brett,
Thanks for your comment. We are glad you found this blog useful.
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Holly (Teach Starter) · Jan 2nd, 2018

Judy Cordwell

WOW!! Fantastic resource – thanks for sharing.!!!! Is there a chance that we could have these instructions as a download?? I am sure to forget how to do this without the instructions 🙂

Judy Cordwell · May 9th, 2017

Jennifer Rowston

This is a fantastic use for post-its! Thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer Rowston · May 2nd, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

No problem at all Jennifer! Thanks for your lovely comment.
Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · May 3rd, 2017

Rebecca Brookland

hi i love your templates that you used are you able to share these please

Rebecca Brookland · May 2nd, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Rebecca,

You can download the template for the sticky notes here –

The checklists are from this resource –

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · May 3rd, 2017


Very clever! 😀 You could print on brightly coloured paper, trim and give to your students too if your printer isn’t as compatible as yours.

Val · May 2nd, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

Nice idea Val! Thanks for your comment!
Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · May 3rd, 2017

Wendy Searle

What a great idea!!!

Wendy Searle · May 2nd, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

A really cool idea isn’t it Wendy? Thanks for your comment!
Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · May 3rd, 2017

Debra Wray

I can’t wait to try this! Thank you for sharing 🙂

Debra Wray · May 2nd, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

Thanks for your lovely comment, Debra.
Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · May 3rd, 2017

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