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CraftStick Push – Fine Motor & Color Matching Activity

My LOs enjoyed the Pom Pom Ball Drop activity, so we tried a similar one with popsicle sticks. This activity challenges your toddler / preschooler in various levels – grasp patterns, hand-eye coordination, color matching, and concentration.

What you need 

  • Plastic container with lid – we reused our yoghurt tub.
  • Colored Craftsticks/Popsicle sticks
  • Permanent Markers
  • Knife/Scissors

How to

  • Make small slits on the lid. Big enough to push the popsicle sticks.
  • Use permanent markers and color around the slits – matching the color of the craftstick.
  • Close the container with the lid, and let your LO drop the craftstick in the matching slits.

If you have neutral craftsticks, just use acrylic paint or markers to color the tip of it or if your LO is not ready for color matching just make one slit on the lid and they can push the craftsticks through it. You could also do this activity with pipecleaners or straws.

As for my LOs, Miss D(22 months) has just started to practice her color matching and got a few right. But otherwise she really enjoyed pushing the craftsticks through.. She repeated it almost 4 times. Miss A(almsot 3yrs) did it with ease. We’ve been having so much fun with our busy bags lately & this is one of Miss Ds favourites. Comes handy when mommy is doing the dishes👍



Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. 😀 Thanks for stopping by!!

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