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Why We Chose This Activity
Oh my goodness, I wish I would have taken a picture of the inside of our van before I cleaned it out last weekend. I can’t tell you the countless number of sticks that covered the floor. My two boys are obsessed with collecting sticks when we are out and about.
So, when I found out the theme for this week was sticks, I knew we had plenty to work with at our house!
Make your ABC flag sticks by writing a letter of the alphabet on each foam sheet. Cut two slits on the foam so that you can slide a stick through each flag. That is it! You are ready to use your flags in the yard for one or all of the games below.
Time to Play
Spread out the flags across the yard. Have the kids start at the “a” flag and then march to “b” to “c” all the way to “z” singing the alphabet song or maybe “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”
How Far Can You Throw?
Line the flags up in a line or randomly. Each child takes a turn throwing a plastic ball as far as he or she can. They have to name the letter on the flag that is closest to their ball.
Flag and Star Match
Randomly place the uppercase flags around the yard. The kids take turns delivering a lowercase star to each corresponding flag.
Can you think of other alphabet games to play with the ABC stick flags?
See more #playfulpreschool ideas for sticks learning below.
Sticker Counting Sticks in Preschool by Preschool Toolbox
Making Shapes with Sticks by Powerful Mothering
Math Activities & Free Counting Cards for Sticks by Life Over C’s
Creating with sticks and playdough by Mom Inspired Life
Pooh Sticks by Rainy Day Mum
Beaded Sticks from Fun-a-Day