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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Giant What?

Giant marshmallows...






I found these giant marshmallows at Walmart the other day.  I was thinking that I could make s'mores with the children.  Or I could buy mini's and regular and we could sort them. Anyone else have any wonderful ideas that I could do with them?

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Shelley Gray said...

I always buy mini marshmallows and toothpicks and use them with the kids to make 3-D objects(the toothpicks are the edges and the marshmallows are the vertices)....not sure how this would work with giant marshmallows though?!

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Deceptively Educational said...

My mother in law told me that some of the kids in her church's bible school program were using them to stamp with. Sounds like fun to me!

Miss T said...

I was going to put what Shelley said :) One year I subbed the last day of school for kindergarten and we took marshmallows and toothpicks and they could build whatever they wanted.

Kids made shapes, objects, necklaces. And I did tell them they could eat 2 marshmallows (though I know some snuck more because of their faces and because they were tattled on lol).

I know it's not winter but if you were doing a winter unit you could make snowflakes with them with toothpicks or snowmen.

erin. said...

I love your idea to sort them! That would be really fun for the kids & then you could do the smores after the sorting. I also think the stamping with them is a good idea too! You could use the giant ones to stamp yellow circles & use other sizes to stamp around the yellow in other colors to make flowers. Perfect summer activity!

Emily said...

Marshmallow Catapults! There are some great ideas on the web, but here is one:
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/marshmallow-catapult-874571/
You could have them guess which size would go the farthest and then graph the results. Then, of course, eat them :)

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Lori said...

The big marshmallows don't melt evenly when my family made them last summer. They sure make a mess. I found flat marshmallows this year that work really great in the microwave. Head over to my blog to see.
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Jill said...
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Jill said...

You could use them to make little models of insect bodies! I learned about doing that in a workshop. Here is the link where I wrote about it: Magnificent Multiagers!

Miss Marcy said...

I made marshmallow pops and my sons loved helping me make the pops and eating them too. I posted directions on my blog My First Grade Backpack which you can find at
First-grade-friends.blogspot.com.

Kinderglynn said...

Did you see the cool marshmallows that are made for s'mores? They are so cool. I am going to post them later on my blog today!!
donna
www.kinderglynnclass.blogspot.com

dorabee said...

www.howtosmile.org has instructions on how to make S'Mores using solar power. May have to try that when school starts again in August.

Forgiven said...

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