Craft Stick Building

Colorful sticks used at Bright Horizon childcare centers

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to maintain focus and sustained attention.

Materials Needed:

  • Colored or natural craft sticks
  • Self-adhesive Velcro™ dots or similar

Participants: This activity is intended for independent play, adult/child interaction, or 2 or more participants/players.


  1. Place one Velcro dot at each end of the craft sticks on both sides.
  2. Show your child how to put the craft sticks together, using the Velcro to secure them.
  3. Use the craft sticks to make shapes, letters, houses, buildings, etc. Try sticking the craft sticks to carpets or other materials.
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In 1986, our founders saw that child care was an enormous obstacle for working parents. On-site centers became one way we responded to help employees – and organizations -- work better. Today we offer child care, elder care, and help for education and careers -- tools used by more than 1,000 of the world’s top employers and that power many of the world's best brands
Colorful sticks used at Bright Horizon childcare centers