Friday, August 8, 2008

Marshmallow Madness!!

Marshmallows, marshmallows, marshmallows! I know that our kids shouldn't play with their food, but sometimes there can be exceptions to the rule! Today, the girls had fun building with marshmallows! They used mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. My daughter did this at science camp this summer and loved it, so she begged me to buy toothpicks today at the store! Very easy activity and fun for the whole family!

Tip #1: Have fun trying to create the longest, tallest, or strongest structure.
(At camp, my students would put a paper plate on top and count how many pennies the structure would hold to test its strength)

Tip #2: Be sure to facilitate or your little one may get a belly ache from eating too many of the marshmallows instead of building. (This happened to us today! We left the room for a little bit and came back to an empty plate!!)

It is amazing to see the different designs and structures that the kids can create with two simple materials. For other ideas with marshmallows, take a peek below!

Marshmallow Game

Marshmallow Lasagna

Marshmallow History

Marshmallow Toy (not a big proponent of toy guns, but this marshmallow blaster looks like fun!)

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