Have your kids ever played Pick Up Sticks? Mine love it and it was definitely one of my favorites growing up too! Let’s try giving this classic fine motor activity a little twist! If you’re looking for fun Thanksgiving games for kids – put this one on your list!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Sticks, pencils, chop sticks, wooden skewers, or small twigs or, for a mini version try toothpicks!
-A loop to place the sticks inside (scrapbook paper, cut section of a toilet paper roll or paper cup)
WHAT TO DO :
Take your bundle of sticks and place them inside the loop. Have kids take turns carefully pulling out one stick at a time. The first one who crashes the teepee loses!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Vary how the kids are positioned for the game, changing their base of support and challenging their body control and strength in different ways (e.g. on their tummy, on their knees, standing up, etc).
-You can also time the game to increase the speed and the challenge!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Fine motor skills, motor control, coordination, grasp, visual motor integration
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