Tuesday, 25 February 2014

10 Sensational Stick Activities

I love using natural materials in my programme and try to incorporate them across all learning areas.
Here are TEN sensational ways to use sticks to enhance the learning experience.     

1. Making letters with STICKS

2. STICK wands

3. STICKS in the block area

4. Small world play including STICKS

5. STICK dominoes

6. Painting with and on STICKS

7. Ordering STICKS according to length

8. Making pictures with STICKS

9. STICKS for stirring mud pies

10. STICKS in the playdough


  1. Great ideas Nicci, going for a walk this weekend to collect more sticks!

  2. Just spending some time perusing your blog after following a link here to check out your Letter Recognition activity. What a wonderful collection of ideas of things to do with sticks, so many more than I would have thought of. Can't wait til the snow is gone so we can find some sticks.
    I asked if you could share you letter recognition activity over at Toddler Idea Tuesday (linky goes live every Tuesday), would love if you could share this too.

    1. Thanks, that is great! I will definitely link up. Glad I inspired you with some stick activities!

  3. What a great post! I wanted to let you know I will be featuring you tomorrow on Hands On Play Party as a great fine motor activity to do that connects with Gardening with Kids.

  4. Oh wow. This is so clever. I love the alphabet sticks and the fairy sticks. I have also seen a few gumnuts around lately, so we might collect a few and start creating. Great ideas. Thanks.

  5. We've painted sticks and playdoh'ed sticks. But fairy sticks and alphabet sticks? Brill. X

  6. Stick dominos is brilliant. These are all great ideas. Thanks for sharing - I will never curse the abundance of sticks in my backyard again! x

  7. Okay I am loving the sticks and spiders! I love when kinder sets up those little dinosaur gardens in sand with sticks and things. I always want to stop and play there! Some really cute ideas here.

  8. I Love the stick letters and the lined up sticks the best - such cool ideas!!! x

  9. Fantastic ideas - great to be able to use what you can find.

  10. Love this post so much - so many great ideas - just shared it on FB & Twitter, thanks for linking up to the OP too.

  11. So many creative ideas using something we have all around us! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Some great ideas!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  13. Hello Nicola

    Thanks for visiting my blog and pointing me to this wonderful stick blog post of yours! I'm also pleased in that you also use colour with sticks very effectively - we could have some great conversations about all of this!

    I'm visiting Australia in Feb-April and if I'm near you then it could be a good opportunity to grab a cup of coffee.