What better way to introduce engineering and building design than with marshmallows? We use the large marshmallows from vegan brand Dandies, for great gooey fun.
Simply provide your toddler with marshmallows and straws cut in half, and let the building begin! I didn’t even need to show Travis what to do before he speared the first straw into a marshmallow base.
Young toddlers will likely need to connect flat constructions, but older kids can aim for 3-D structures, making their straws and marshmallow several layers tall.
I demonstrated a tall version for Travis which he loved…
…especially when our marshmallows sagged over and crashed!
Don’t be surprised if the game ends with a request for an ooey gooey marshmallow snack.
Thanks for the idea, Parents magazine!