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DIY Home Sensory Activity: Pick Up Stick

Updated: Aug 24, 2021


Prep time: 2 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Estimated Cost: 10 AED

Mess level: Zero

Age: 2 plus

What you need

  • Coloured straws/pipe

  • Cleaners

  • Color Dice

  • Number Dice

  • Markers

  • Bucket


Skills we embedded into this activity: counting naming colors identifying numbers identifying colors turn taking following directions sharing creating!

How to play:

The traditional game requires players to pick up one stick at a time (from a big crazy pile) without disturbing the remaining sticks.

This is too tricky for a little one... so make up our own rules.. and embed a little math and color learning into a pipe cleaner pick up sticks game!

Roll the dice to tell you how many pipe cleaners to pick up.

If you have another dice or spinner with colour then use this as well but if not just say or point to a specific colour.

After see what you can make with those pipecleaners... you can keep adding to adding to it. Envolve your self or other children.

Top Tip:

Take out counting and maths while playing

Create other shapes with the pipe cleaners

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