This idea helps children with different things. It helps with counting, separating, and learning colors. Make it into a game, and have the first three people who win, get to eat their candy now, and the rest have to take their candy home and eat it later
Take the required number of Popsicle stick for a shape and color them same and also number them like 5 sticks for pentagon and number all of them 5. Then ask your child to combine all the sticks to form a circle. What they can form is only a pentagon with five corners.