Weekly Kids Activities Newsletter:

All About Popsicle Sticks...

Hi. It’s Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com.

This week, I bought a packet of colorful popsicle sticks on impulse. But then I found out I had no idea how my kids could play with them!

So I went out and searched for some easy and fun kids activities with popsicle sticks. And I found some great ones!

Here’s 5 of our favorite popsicle stick kids activities:

Need a simple activity to engage your kids for a while? Popsicle stick posting it is.

My kids love posting so this activity is great for kids who like posting (sticking objects into things). If you don’t have a bottle or to mix it up, they can also post into egg cartons with slids cut in (you can color code it with egg cartons too).

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My son loved to build with this quiet bin. He attached the clothing pins to the popsicle sticks and build robots and houses and more.

This quiet bin is a great building activity that helps foster creativity.

Popsicle sticks and clothespins are all you need for this educational activity. Kids build different things by attaching Popsicle sticks to the clothes pins.

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This puppet making quiet bin is open ended, meaning there is no right or wrong way to play with it.

Such activities are some of my kids’ favorite activities. It also only uses a few easy to find supplies which won't break the bank.

Kids (and you) bend the pipecleaners and Popsicle sticks to make puppets, bringing on some fun imaginary play.

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I like the idea of making a fun and educational toy for my son that he can play with over and over again, and that actually teach him something. This activity will teach reading and practice fine motor skills.

When we played it, we simplified the activity by writing every letter but the first letter of the sight word on the Popsicle stick. Then I wrote the first letter on the clothes pin. This way you can easily teach words with the same ending such as cat and bat.

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This frozen paint art and sensory activity is so simple and it makes painting interesting again.

Depending on the temperature of the weather it will be a different experience. In warmer weather it will be quicker to melt, and in colder temperatures it will be slower to melt. But either way it will be fun to paint with frozen ice and can go together with a frozen theme.

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Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.

Talk to you next week.


P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.

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