Materials:  wooden sticks (can hunt for a nice straight, thin stick outdoors, use a small wooden dowel or a bamboo skewer from the kitchen), small wooden or cardboard shapes or a fuzzy pom pom

Purpose:  Encourage role playing, imagination, creativity and fine motor skills.

Directions:  An adult should glue on the shapes or pom pom on the top of the wooden stick.  If using shapes the child can decorate the tip.  For a pointer, keep the shape small.  You may want to make it larger for a magic wand.

That’s it!  Time to play school or start casting some spells.