With summer vacation upon us, many families will be traveling and camping with kids! Whether it’s raining outside or the sun is shining bright, Wikki Stix will provide hours of creative FUN for kids while on the road traveling or at the campsite!
Wikki Stix Traveler
Wikki Stix now offers the Traveler Kit which contains 144 Wikki Stix in Primary and Neon Colors, a 12-page Idea Booklet, and its own portable case for kids to take-along this summer! It’s the perfect travel companion for kids to take camping!
SLUG BUG SCAVENGER HUNT and MEMORY GAME
Print the free SLUG BUG file here and place it inside the Wikki Stix Traveler Kit along with a small pair of scissors. Kids can use the file to hunt the campsite for the various bugs on the printable. If desired, the kids can take a photo of each bug they find! When back at the campsite, the children can cut one set of cards from the printable and place them face-side down on top of the Traveler Kit or a picnic table. Invite the children to use the scissors to cut 16 small pieces of Wikki Stix (these pieces will be used to create X’s for the game).
TO PLAY: The kids turn over one bug card at a time, find the matching picture on the printable, and then “SLUG THE BUG” by marking the matching bug picture with a Wikki Stix created “X” in the box (see photo above). The game is over when all bug squares are covered with a Wikki Stix X on the printable. It’s a simple, yet fun, matching game to play.
Extension Activity: invite the kids to cut apart both sets of cards from the boxes on the printable. Shuffle all the cards and lay the cards face down (in 4 rows of 4 cards) inside the Wikki Stix Traveler case or on top of a table. Have the kids turn over two cards at a time to try to locate a matching pair of bugs. If a match is found, those cards are set aside. If a pair is not located, both cards are turned face down again and play continues. The game is over when all the pairs of bugs have been found.
MY WIKKI STIX INSECT CREATIONS
Print the free insect printable here (load drawing insect pdf file) and place it inside the Traveler Kit along with a small pair of scissors. While traveling, discuss some of the various insects the kids will see while camping. Invite the kids to make their own insect on top of the Traveler’s case or directly on the paper printable with WIkki Stix. It’s fun to see all the unique insect creations kids can make with Wikki Stix!
RAINBOW FIREFLY CRAFT
Print the firefly template here and invite kids to create their own firefly with Wikki Stix from the Traveler Kit. Have the kids outline the template with any color of Wikki Stix in the Traveler case. Finish the firefly by filling in the remainder of the template with additional Wikki Stix colors. Each firefly will be a rainbow of beautiful colors!
Use items from nature found at the campsite to create awesome games and activities with the Wikki Stix Traveler Kit! The leaf buddy creation in the photo above is perfect for encouraging creativity with nature’s own toys and Wikki Stix! For more great ways to use items found in nature with the Wikki Stix Traveler Kit, please click here!
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