When it comes to simple prep STEM projects for kids, these pretzel and marshmallow structures take the cake. The hands-on (and tasty!) challenge is a motivating engineering activity for little builders.
Prepping for the activity was as quick and easy as heading to our pantry.
I grabbed a bag of jumbo sized marshmallows we had leftover from a summer camping trip and pulled out a bag of pretzel sticks.
My kids were eager to play with food so they happily began building. They linked the pretzels together by gently pushing one end into a jumbo marshmallow.
Middle Brother (age 4) started by making flat 2-dimensional shapes including triangles and squares.
Meanwhile Big Brother (age 6) began tackling 3-dimensional structures including triangular prisms…
Plus lots of funky, creative unnameable structures.
The simple prep, edible engineering project kept them entertained for an hour. There were endless combinations and possibilities!
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