Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Popsicle Stick Push

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We love busy bags here and both boys have been fond of the pom pom stuff in busy bag (no post yet) that we have.  I had extra colored popsicle sticks so I thought the boys would enjoy a popsicle stick version of the pom pom busy bag.

  • A plastic container with a lid - I used a yogurt container from my recycling stash.
  • Colored popsicle sticks
  • Colored permanent markers
  • Scissors
I stabbed the lid of the container with scissors to make six slots.  Then I used permanent markers to color around the slots.  Use colors that match the color of the popsicle sticks.

The finished popsicle stick push busy bag.
The idea is to push the popsicle sticks through the slots while matching colors.  For younger toddlers though, it's more about getting the sticks into the container than it is about matching colors.

K successfully matched a yellow one.
K pushing a stick in.
K lining up the popsicle stick.
K loved this activity, but got easily frustrated when he couldn't get the sticks in.  K managed to match the colors occasionally, but I'm sure it was just coincidental.  J and F also gave it a try a few different times and they had no problem doing the color matching aspect.

So there you are.  Another super simple busy bag from our collection.

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  1. Love this one! Especially since there's not much worry about little ones swallowing something.

    I like how you show some that J enjoy and some for K too.

    1. And surprisingly all of the kids enjoyed this one, but K especially did.

  2. FUN!! I have a yogurt container on my cupboard that will be perfect for this, just need some colored sticks. Zack is just getting into putting things in containers instead of emptying them. His fav is the girafe ball drop right now. :)