Cocktail sticks and a pack of stale mini marshmallows are perfect supplies for some 3D marshmallow geometry.
We started out with simple shapes.
I wanted to make a fractal tetrahedron like these, but it turned out trickier than anticipated, especially without the instructions to hand.
My creation wasn’t very geometric! I’ve since read that the trick is to start with a flat base instead of a single tetrahedron.
Kinaesthetic learners will love this hands-on activity. You end up with lightweight, tactile shapes that, thanks to the squidgy marshmallows, are strong enough to play around with until you’re satisfied with your shape.
J made me think of those creativity tests as he reeled off things his simple models could be (radiator, ladder, goalpost…).
As we played J asked if we could have “Poetry Breakfast”.
It occurred to me how different my children’s first hearing of “Macavity The Mystery Cat” was to my own, in a classroom!