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How Many Sticks Teaser

How Many Sticks?

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By creating shapes out of sticks, this exciting activity will teach your child about shapes and number concepts.

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How many sticks?

By creating shapes out of sticks, this exciting activity will teach your child shape and number concepts.  

What you'll need:

What you need

What to do:

  1. Grab a stick and draw three to five shapes in a sandy area; they should have straight edges. Stack a pile of sticks close to the shapes so your child can access them during the activity.

  2. Ask your child to put a stick down for every side that the shape has. Once all the shapes are finished, ask them to count out loud, how many sticks they put down. Now they know how many sides each shape has!