We’ve had a lot of fun with the popsicle sticks, but they required a little more prep than other activities.
First I took a pack of coloured popsicle sticks and cut them in half. Then I cut magnetic tape into skinny pieces to fit on the back of the sticks. Next I cut coloured paper into strips and glued them together. Finally we were ready for the next activity.
I put the paper onto a cookie sheet, and now his sticks will “stick” to the paper. Sometimes I let him just match the colours. Sometimes I set up a pattern – two blue, one orange two red, one yellow, etc. Sometimes we skip the paper and he just plays with the sticks on the cookie sheet.
I still have some coloured popsicle sticks so this is something I have on my to-do list. I don’t think I’ll be as fancy as described in the post with writing things on the sticks. It will be enough for me if he can just match the coloured sticks to the right popsicle.
By the way, I have a Pinterest board called “Busy Bags“. I don’t have a lot of pins on it yet, but it’s all about activities you can do with your little ones.
Have you ever used popsicle sticks for an activity with your toddler? We’d love to learn something new to do with them.
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Jennifer is the happily married wife of a pastor and the somewhat-tired-but-oh-so happy mum to eight beautiful children. She loves to try new healthy recipes, sew, read to her children, garden and play the piano.
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