This is a classic game that only requires a tool to cut a few straight sticks. Something fun for a venture into the wood...or into the wild of your own backyard.
Ages: 5 - 11
A little messy
You'll only need a tool for this one... so you can wander and find a few straight sticks.
We decided upon a good length. I handed Maddie and Trev each a sample stick, and said: "go cut some straight sticks this long."
They found them and stripped them.
Then they cut them...
and, when there were a dozen sticks or so, we had a game!
It had been a while since we'd played! I had to remind them that the object is to pick up the most sticks, one at a time. When another stick moves during your turn, your turn is over.
This is their new favorite game!