Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Science Activity Packs: Marshmallow Builders

Here's another Science Activity Pack: building with marshmallows and toothpicks! For this pack, we included:
  • 30 mini-marshmallows (5 bags came to about $9.00 at our grocery) and
  • 40 toothpicks (17 boxes came to about $10 at our grocery)
We felt that this activity was pretty self-explanatory, so we included some questions to help kids explore and try some different things: 
  • How tall is your creation? 
  • How long is your creation? 
  • How many shapes can you make? 
  • How many toothpicks did you use? 
  • How many marshmallows did you use? 
Anyone have bets on how many kids just eat their marshmallows instead of experimenting? :) 

Stay tuned for more Science Activity Packs coming up!

This year, we've revamped our Summer Reading Club prizes to get rid of cheap, plastic toys and encourage kids to keep exploring and learning after they're done with the SRC. Check out my post on revamping our Summer Reading Club prizes for a full list of Science Activity Pack ideas!