Giant Marshmallows and Glow Stick Structures

This activity was inspired by marshmallow and cocktail stick structures I had seen on Pinterest. But I wanted to go BIGGER...which is how this GIANT marshmallows and glow stick invitation to play came about...

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What you need:
Giant marshmallows
Glow sticks

I closed the curtains and set up our invitation to play in a dim lit room...I wanted to get the most from our glow sticks after all!

To start with the glow sticks were highly amusing just on their own...and of course, marshmallows were made to be eaten (thank goodness I bought 2 packs).

So after exploring and eating the contents of our tuff spot the monsters were ready to go. Individually they explored what they could do and what they could make...

But together they shared their ideas, shared what they had found out. Then together they tested out their findings and modified their ideas. They used motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination. And strangely this activity had an effect I had never even thought about. Their sibling bond grew. I sat back and I watched as for once Jenson and Ellie didn't fight. They didn't argue. They worked together. They shared. They listened to each other.  

The monsters couldn't wait to show Daddy what they had made and they have asked multiple times if they can do it again! This really was one of our most successful activities to date, most definitely a must try! 

For your convenience, I have included links to purchase marshmallows and glowsticks. Just click the links below and add them to your Amazon basket!

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. This may seem a little 'out there' for young children, but actually, children spontaneously engage in STEM activities on a regular basis, probably without you even realising, from a young age!  

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  1. This is great, Becky. Love the cooperation skills involved.Also, the creativity. Have pinned :) #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  2. WOW - this is certainly one activity I have to try! Amazing.

  3. What a great activity...however I don't have the patience to build anything...I'd probably eat all the marshmallows first!! Lol xx #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  4. this is such a great idea! We use glow sticks in the bath a lot but hadn't thought to use them like this. Def one to remember for the darker winter months - perfect for cheering up dark morning!
    #toddlerapproved xx


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