Building With Food (Learn & Link With Linky)


My kids love to build whether it is with Lego’s, blocks or whatever they can find. So when the topic at Science Club this week was building I knew my kids would enjoy it! Build with marshmallows and dry spaghetti noodles! 


marshmallow Jayden build


The challenge was to build the highest structure.  It was not an easy task. A strong foundation definitely needed to be built in order for the structure not to topple over.  Then it was a matter of keeping the structure in proportion. It was fun to watch the kids use their creative skills.


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 Some worked out great while others didn’t work out and kids had to start all over again which meant they had to come up with a different strategy.  


 What fun ways have your kids used to build with? 


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  1. That is a really neat idea. My kids would love that I’m sure.

  2. This is so fun and easy! I’m definitely doing this with my son!

  3. That’s a great lesson, but it would also be super for the kiddos on rainy ‘I’m soooo bored’ days too!! I’m trying it with mine!

  4. What fun ideas!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Great idea to work with the spaghetti noodles. I have worked a lot with marshmallows and toothpicks but I like the idea of the spaghetti noodles to see just how much they can withstand. Thanks for the idea!

  6. What a great idea! I’ve been brainstorming ways lately to add more fun to food for my girls and it’s making a difference! They are eating better and are having fun at the same time! I’m all for “playing with food!” 😉

  7. I think that is a cute idea and I see the possibilities of just what all could be made from these. Love your creative spirit.

  8. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this, my kids would have so much fun. And then they would eat it LOL

  9. My boys did this in school and they really loved it!

  10. This is so fun! The kids must really enjoy this!

  11. This is a great summer activity for the kids! Building with food is even more fun than building with blocks.

  12. Angela S says:

    This is such a creative use of items found in the pantry! I pinned it.

  13. what a fun and creative way to use food! I know my niece and nephew would have fun with this!

  14. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My kids wish I would let them play with food. Very creative idea!

  15. What a great idea! I used to love to build with sugar cubes! Always fun to see how high you can go!

  16. What a great learning and fun activity. The more I get to know you the more I admire at how you teach your children. So visual and fun. Great qualities. Sharing 🙂

  17. Awesome! So reminds me of being a kid! Thanks for the smile!

  18. This is really great. It promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and spacial awareness. Plus, marshmallows.

  19. How fun! I love how creative you got with everything. Great ideas.

  20. the first thing that came to mind when i saw the marshmallows was smores. lol. my daughter will love this activity!

  21. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    I never thought of doing something like that with food. This is a great activity my children would enjoy, thank you.

  22. Melissa Smith says:

    These are all really good ideas! But I totally admit to pulling out the marshmallows & pasta when I need my kids occupied for a bit, especially in the winter.

  23. I still remember the time in grade school, when we were paired up in teams, and had to build a bridge out of toothpicks that would hold the weight of some text books (I forget how many). It was a really fun challenge, and really got us to use our heads.

  24. That is so cute. You always find such neat ways to learn.

  25. I’ve never thought of this, but it’s a great idea. Especially since so many kids are known to put things in their mouth. Better marshmallows than legos.

  26. Rebecca Swenor says:

    What a great list. The marshmellows and noodles had to be so much fun for them and what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Charity L. says:

    Now that looks like fun!!

  28. I used to do this activity with my school kids! I have not thought about it in years, my kids would love this!

  29. What a fun idea. My daughter would love this.

  30. Wow, this is such a cleaver and fun activity… totally love it
    Need to buy some marshmallows.

  31. I love using food to learn–marshmallows are a great idea!

  32. My kids love to build as well, they stack the individual jellies when we are at the diner!

  33. What an interesting task! Sure gets the kinds thinking! Have to try it out with my daughter!

  34. This is kind of neat. We used to make these for our OM group on school.

  35. We do this all the time! So much fun!

  36. This is a cool linky. My kids like to play with their food. I like the idea of using pliable marshmallows.

  37. melissa says:

    What a really neat idea and a great way to learn about using food!

  38. We would use different types of food to build with when I worked as a preschool teacher. Of course their favorite part was eating it after we were done using it!

  39. Great idea for whittling away the time on a dreary summer day.

  40. That looks very fun. Using food to learn is really a good strategy.

  41. My daughter is just now starting to play with her food and try out new things.

  42. That looks so fun! My kids would love it. Of course, then they’d want to eat the marshmallows too. 🙂

  43. The kids love to build things with toothpicks and marshmallows. They often tend to eat them afterward.

  44. That looks like soo much fun! What a great time.

  45. This would make a great rainy day activity! Thanks for sharing!!

  46. This looks like fun! Thank you for the idea 🙂

  47. This is such a cute idea.

  48. This looks like so much, my daughters would love this. Especially the marshmallows!

  49. So fun! Thanks for sharing with After School Link Up!

  50. What fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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