Making a Pattern Matching Game with Popsicle Sticks for Children

This article offers instructions for a creative activity for kids using Popsicle sticks: a pattern matching game.

This is a great activity for pattern recognition that won’t require much effort to put together, yet will keep your children entertained for a few hours – a perfect scenario!

 This activity helps to improve a child’s visual acuity which is important for activities such as reading, writing, sports, and driving.


  • White card stock paper
  • Colored popsicle sticks
  • Markers


Trace popsicle sticks in diverse patterns. To enjoy the activity, simply match the popsicle stick with its corresponding one on the paper. You can also use colors and word recognition.

Well, there it is! A fun and interesting game that your youngsters are bound to appreciate. We are hoping this motivates you to create more and spur your children to play more. We would love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave us your feedback in the comments section below.

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