Coordination, learning colors, and the endless surprise of watching a stick disappear and then reappear; this game has it all for toddlers!
As prep, simply use masking tape to attach an empty paper towel tube to a wall. I recommend using multiple strips of tape for extra security. I then provided Veronika with craft sticks to drop into it and placed a bucket at the bottom to catch them. That’s it!
The game will have the most visual appeal if you use a rainbow assortment of craft sticks (which you can purchase already colored at the craft store).
It took Veronika a few tries watching me release a stick into the tube before she realized she needed to release her grip to achieve the same affect. And then she was hooked!
Of course toddlers will also just love playing around with the sticks in the bucket at the bottom.
For a touch of color learning, I sorted the sticks for her into different colored piles. Needless to say, they didn’t stay sorted for long!