Friday, 11 April 2014

Stickman Activities For Easter

"Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three." But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree?


Julia Donalson has written many beautiful books that leant themselves to outdoor activities and 'Stickman ' is a book that leaves you bursting at the seams with ideas it can be used in all subject areas. Ideas can be adapted up or down according to year groups or abilities it is fully inclusive.

You could play poo sticks.

You write postcards that Stickman might write about the enthralling adventures he is having.

You could move around like stickman as he tries to move from the fire 'jump,wriggle,jiggle,poke.leap,hope jump, scrape scratch etc'

How could the sticks be used make a list.

You could create a stickman scene outside ( you'll see more of that later in this blog post ) and then get the children to write about it.

You could turn Stickman into a learning Stick journey.


Measure different lengths of stick.

Count the number of animals in the illustrations.

Counting when playing Pooh Sticks.


The swans try and use stickman for their nest try and find out which other birds and animals use sticks in nature.


What about using the sticks you have collected by making a stickman frame look at this beautiful blog post by one of my favourite bloggers The Boy and me 'How to make a Stick picture frame '

Perhaps you could paint them like Rural Mummy did with her children on their adventures. 

You could use some lollipop sticks and elastic bands to create a ladder that might be for stickman who could have fairies coming to visit.

And of course don't forget that all important fairy door !!


  1. Some great ideas there for a fabulous book!

  2. My kind if post! Fairy doors and little fairy ladders :) I LOVE the idea with using lollipop sticks and elastic bands for the ladder x

  3. We love that book, it's one of my all time favourites. The little fairy ladder is really sweet - would love my kids to get the chance to play "Pooh Sticks" as we did when younger. Maybe something to aim for this summer :)

  4. Great ideas. We have the stickman, it's a great book

  5. We love the stickman, great ideas thanks

  6. Love this book, and some lovely ideas for some connected activities, thank you x

  7. I've not read any of these books but have heard the hype about them. Some lovely ideas here :)

  8. Some fab ideas, we love this book, infact we love all of Julia Donaldson's books. Great activities x

  9. I love fairy doors and will definitely make Baby one, love the little ladder x

  10. Some very good ideas i so cant wait for Easter .x

  11. oo these sound like so much fun, we will definitely be trying these on a little walk!

  12. How cool!! I LOVE the fairy door too! Some great ideas in this book to get the imagination flowing!!

  13. great ideas! now i need good weather! love to do it with my kids!

  14. We love Stickman! And we're always looking out for him when we go for walks...and often spot him!! Great activities for a great book.

  15. I have a rather large pile of sticks at my front door at any one time. The joy of boys

  16. What lovely ideas. We love this book and I was retelling the story in my head at the beginning of this post ;)

  17. What great ideas Claire. We love Stick Man, I think we know the entire book off by heart!

  18. We are working our way through Julia Donaldson's books and absolutely love them all. Such a pleasure to read and some great ideas for associated play in your post.

  19. We have the stick man trail by us and it is brilliant - lots of activities for the kids to do but some great extra ideas here xx

  20. Ah, the fairy door is the cutest!

  21. I am definitely going to have to make a ladder for Stickman in our garden now! What lovely activities and thank you for joining in with #kidsbookaweek


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