Marshmallow M !
This project is much more a counting activity than art, my son was offered to color or paint his paper but declined ( he saw the marshmallows) so instead we counted our hand fulls of marshmallows before placing them on the glue . Many were eaten but lots of fun and learning was too so I didn’t mind too much.
- Gather your materials. This is an easy project all you need are some mini marshmallows, 2 pages of construction paper ( one will do the trick though) a marker and some glue.
- Start by writing an uppercase M on the paper.
- Add glue to it, now older children can add the glue to the M, I offered this job to my son but he declined saying “no no I do marshmallows” .
- Add the marshmallows. The way we did it was I gave him a handful, he counted them as he put them on 1, 2, 3, 4,5, 6 for example and then he got to eat the last.
- Keep going!
- Let dry.
- Cut out and glue onto a 2nd paper to make it sturdier if you are displaying it.
Big and Little
This is a simple but effective sorting activity , my son loved it and woke up asking to do it this morning, although I suspect he just wanted another marshmallow! This idea can be used with any object that you can find 2 sizes of. My son also loved squishing the large marshmallows, in his hands so there is a sensory aspect to this too! I know these sorts of activities can seem boring to adults but they are really very useful and kids gain a lot from them.
- Gather your materials. You need a divided tray ( thank you dollar store) or 3 separate bowls. Large and small marshmallows. I also added in the words Big and Little in the correct sections of the tray.
- Show your child how to put the little marshmallow where is says little, and repeat for the big marshmallow.
- Place all the marshmallows in the center piece or middle bowl and ask them to find the right place for little and big marshmallows.
- Sort !