Printables and Worksheets for Kids

Snow Forts From Toothpicks and Marshmallows - A STEM Activity

Tara Fox
Snow Forts From Toothpicks and Marshmallows - A STEM Activity

Need a fun STEM activity for your snow theme? Begin this activity by having a discussion about what you can make with snow. Students can brainstorm ideas while the teacher charts their thoughts on the board. Then, use toothpicks and marshmallows to have students design and build a snow fort. As they are building they will need to make adjustments to their design to make it more sturdy!

Additionally, conversations can be had as they are building about three dimensional shapes. Students will most likely discover that triangular shapes are more sturdy than square shapes. You can also talk about using toothpicks diagonally to create braces for their structures to make them more sturdy.

This activity will bring a lot of creativity and persistence as your students complete their snow forts! And they will enjoy every minute of it!

Once finished, allow your students to have a few marshmallows as a treat!

Related Posts:

Ten Apples Up On Top STEM ActivityTen Apples Up On Top STEM Activity After reading the story Ten Apples Up Top by Dr.Seuss we set out to create our own rendition. The integration of literacy into activities...

Spider Web STEM ActivitySpider Web STEM Activity The, "Little spiders," at Bright Beginnings Parent Participation Preschool in California made their own webs as a part of a STEM-based...

Fun With Snow During a Snow-Themed Week With Preschoolers!Fun With Snow During a Snow-Themed Week With Preschoolers! At Linda’s Preschool and After School Program in Ord, Nebraska they spent the past week having all kinds of fun with snow! On Thursday...

Themes:
Author:
Snow Forts From Toothpicks and Marshmallows - A STEM Activity
January 14, 2023
0Vote! Vote!
Comments:
Comments: 0.
Register to view comments