Pick of the Week: Wikki Stix

Certain beloved toys will dry out, create too much mess, break or have batteries that die. When these things happen, those toys being so beloved, don’t they?

Wikki Stix, on the other hand, are made of nothing but yarn and non-toxic wax. They don’t break, melt, freeze, dry out or stiffen. There are no batteries to die and there’s nothing messy about them.

You may be wondering why kids would want to play with some wax-covered yarn. It’s a valid question, especially since so many toys nowadays light up, dance or sing. Here’s the surprising thing about Wikki Stix—kids love them! Boys, girls, preschoolers and even older kids will enjoy making all kinds of fun creations. There are thousands of ways to play with them—kids can use them to create simple shapes and letters, but they can also use them to create elaborate three-dimensional shapes or fancy decorations. And no project is permanent, so if your wee ones make a mistake, they can easily take it apart and start all over again.

Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to get in on the fun, too.

Wikki Stix Activity Set, $17, available at wikkistix.com.

We would love to send one of our lucky readers a Wikki Stix Activity Set. Just leave us a comment below and tell us: what’s your family’s favourite game to play together? The giveaway closes Thursday September 29th at 5 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to get this great prize. Good luck!


24 responses to “Pick of the Week: Wikki Stix”

  1. Rick says:

    boggle is alot of fun!

  2. Nancy says:

    We love Craniums Hullabaloo.

  3. Mathew says:

    Snakes and ladders. Classic!

  4. Lisa says:

    We have a great game, sent to us from Germany, called Orchard. We love it!

  5. angela says:

    Scrabble! We love playing together as a family and teaching the younger children how to spell new words.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Our favourite game is still memory. We just add more cards as he gets older.

  7. Dianne says:

    We love playing the Very Hungry Caterpillar Game.

  8. Michelle says:

    Hi Ho! Cherry-O. It’s fast and great fun. Hoping to introduce my boys to Operation this Christmas!

  9. Marijo says:

    We love to play card games.

  10. Anu says:

    We love playing Bingo together!

  11. barbara says:

    The girls love to play Trouble.

  12. Chelsea says:

    We love the Princess and the Pea game by Haba

  13. Donna says:

    We love to play dress-up!

  14. Beth says:

    My son’s current favourite game is Balloon Lagoon. We love Cranium games at our house!

  15. Kathy says:

    Our favorite game is Sorry. But when we have enough of her friends over it is hide and seek!

  16. Amanda says:

    We love to play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

  17. Carrie says:

    Our favourite game is Yahtzee. My five- and seven-year old daugthers regularly win!

  18. tracy says:

    Play doh. Our kids like to make creations alongside us and then turn it into pretend play games like restaurant chef/server/patron

  19. Amy says:

    We have a favourite car game – it’s called “my cows” and we play it on most car trips.

  20. Colleen says:

    The classic Candyland !

  21. Karla says:

    Memory is the game of choice at our house

  22. Jewelle says:

    Monopoly Junior or BopIt! are our favorites.

  23. Paula says:

    We love to play Mouse Trap!

  24. Deanna Hyldig says:

    Our family only consists of my husband and I and our 2 year old daughter so games are pretty limited to simple things! We like to play hide-and-seek with a favourite teddy. She counts (kind of) while she hides her eyes and we hide the teddy somewhere in the same room (usually with a little arm, face, or leg of it showing :)
    She has to find it!!