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.
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
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!
Beyond building simple shapes, this activity provides an opportunity to TOUCH more advanced concepts such as:
- line segment
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: