If you don't know what Wikki Stix are, I suggest you pay attention! If you do, then you know what a flexible, durable, and open-ended and unique tool they can be. Wikki Stix are string dipped in wax. They are bendable like pipe-cleaners, but won't stick you with any metal edges.
The wonderful thing about Wikki Stix is that they are incredibly open-ended. You can leave them out by themselves and watch them be manipulated into just about anything.
If you do theme-based teaching, wikki stix can be adapted to fit just about any theme! You can use them to form letters, shapes, animals, balls, or whatever. I can't stress enough how much I love this product.
|Braeden makes a square, two eyes, a nose, and a sad face. Ellie uses hers to mold to the picture. I see creativity and deep concentration going on in this picture.|
|These have been twisted and bent into a rainbow.|
|On this day, we added Popsicle sticks. The X shapes turn into...|
|This activity attracted a lot of boys.|
|They had to take the planes out for a test ride. All. Around. The. Room.|
|Each plane was unique.|
|This one took a lot of thought and effort!|
FYI...you can buy the generic brand at Walmart and get more bang for your buck. They work just the same!
What other open-ended materials would you place with Wikki Stix to encourage creativity?