Arts & Crafts

Matchstick Magic

arjun Submitted by: arjun

Matchsticks are a wonderful tactile craft material. This activity guides the children through design patterns.

Time
10 minutes
Ages
18 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
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Supplies

  • 1 Box of used matchsticks (per child)
  • Chalk

Steps

  1. Provide each child with a box of matchsticks.
  2. Draw a design, pattern or outline on a concrete surface with the chalk.
  3. Show the child how to arrange the matchsticks in the pattern and let their creativity free.
  4. If multiple children are playing, lead a discussion about each design.
Safety Tip
Matchsticks have small ends, so take care that the children do not poke themselves or others.

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