Playing with pick up sticks! As a child I love playing pick up sticks and have not done it for years. It is a game of skill, concentration, and dexterity using 20 or more colored sticks to be released on the table then lifted one stick at a time out of the pile without moving another one. The best part of the game is that you can play it with friends or alone. Staying in the moment is critical to playing successfully. Attention to overlapping sticks and their tangled relationships and the changes that happen are like life itself. There is much to be learned from the simple pleasures play.