September 3, 2018

Popsicle Stick Visual Discrimination Cards


I haven’t blogged in MONTHS! But, I did not want to miss the opportunity to share my newest resource. (Not only have not blogged in months but I also took a hiatus from designing new products as well!) But, maybe this is a little leap into getting back into a routine.

Last year I bought some colored popsicle sticks to use with my first graders. We mainly used them for tally mark practice and a little pattern practice. But, I quickly noticed that when the popsicle sticks came out they loved to build with them and make pictures.

So, this summer I made these picture cards. I put them into use with my first graders last week as a morning tub/early finisher activity.


They are so easy to prep. There are 4 picture cards to a page. So, I just printed and laminated. And cut between each card. The popsicle sticks can be found at Walmart, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby. Or here is an Amazon Affiliate Link if you just want to skip the stores!

Amazon Link: 240 Colored Popsicle Sticks


I just put out the bucket of sticks and some cards. (I only put out about 25 cards/which is 1/4 of what is included in the pack) They made the picture and we soon learned that if they placed the card on top of their creation it was easy for me to walk by, pick up the card and check.


These were engaging, hands on fun and a big hit.


If you are interested- you can find these in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Here is a link:

Popsicle Stick Cards