Occasionally I get a random idea... like, "Hey! It would be fun to build with heart shaped marshmallows and toothpicks" and then I start thinking about what else we could do with marshmallows and the next thing you know we're having a Marshmallow Mania party after school.
Welcome to my brain, girls.
So despite this idea stemming from using heart shaped marshmallows (hello, Valentines Day), they were nowhere to be found so I settled for pink and white mallows of various sizes instead.
First up on our list of activities was using various types of tongs to pick up single marshmallows and fill our cups.
We rotated through the tongs and talked about which ones were easiest to pick up which sized marshmallows. Then I timed them on who could fill their cup the fastest using only the little ones and only picking up one marshmallow at a time.
When I think about marshmallows I think about hot cocoa, so I printed off these little hot cocoa cups and then added hearts to the sleeves and Griffin placed a marshmallow on each of the hearts...
Mason had counting and some basic addition problems on his and he placed the corresponding numbers of marshmallows on the cup...
And Luke had harder math problems.
And then because I was having too much fun I made a few for the kids to color as well :)
If you want to print your own copies of the cups, you can grab the PDF HERE.
We headed out to the backyard where we did our own version of the egg and spoon races, but with marshmallows instead :) Griffin wasn't into racing, but she jumped on the trampoline while trying to keep her marshmallow on her spoon.
Sidenote - ignore our messy/half dead backyard. Keep in mind that it's technically still winter. hahaha
We came back inside and Mason and Griffin painted using marshmallows. Mason wanted to add to a poster he's been working on.
They thought it was super fun to be using marshmallows instead of brushes.
Next up, I let them loose with the marshmallows and a TON of toothpicks.
About 30 minutes later and Luke had this :) hahaha
He is soooooooooooo an engineer!
And we ended the night with a marshmallow toss that turned super competitive.
And here's a little video of all of our fun ;)
Next time you're at the grocery store, pick up a few bags of marshmallows and a box of toothpicks (under $4 total!) and let your kids loose! Happy Wednesday, friends!!!