You can play just about anything with a stick, so think just what you could do with a a magic stick….
Sticks are natural ‘toys’. They can be anything you want them to be, from a magic wand, to a bow and arrow.
You can make things from them and play games with them.
Here’s a very simple game you can play with a stick that can be played anywhere.
The Magic Stick Game
This is probably best played with a group of 5-8 people, through we made it work with four people!
Arrange the group in two lines facing each other and get them to hold their index finger out. This is what they are going to hold the stick with. Explain to the group they must not lose contact with the stick and must keep their fingers straight and not hooked over or below the stick.
Set the group the challenge of lowering the stick to the ground.
This game can easily be adapted for the group. For older children you could make it more difficult by playing it blindfolded. Set a stopwatch and see how long it takes to complete the challenge. Experiment with different length sticks, is it easier or more difficult to do?
This game was great fun. We really enjoyed playing it lots of laughter along the way. What games do you like to play with sticks?
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