Shape Building with Marshmallows

If we’ve met before, you know that my love of five senses learning extends well beyond the preschool years, and this shape building activity is a great option for providing older kids with sensory learning experiences.

Shape Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows

Sure this activity could be used with younger kiddos who are learning their shapes, but it is a sensory experience that can be extended beyond basic shape recognition.

Shape Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows

Activity Supplies

  • toothpicks
  • marshmallows
Shape Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows

Your child might enjoy some free-build time with these supplies, but you can decide if you’d like to offer that option before or after the shape building exercises. ha!

Shape Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows

Beyond building simple shapes, this activity provides an opportunity to TOUCH more advanced concepts such as:

  • line
  • line segment
  • side
  • vertex
  • angle
Shape Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows

Don’t have marshmallows on hand? We’ve had friends say they’ve used raisins or craisins in place of the marshmallows.

Would this be a good fit for your home or classroom setting? Interested in more math activities?

Looking for another shape-building idea? My kids have also enjoyed this popsicle stick activity:

Create Alphabet Letters and Construct Shapes with Popsicle Sticks - by This Little Home of Mine

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