Marshmallow Towers

Minimum # of people:

A minimum of 2 people

Time required:

30+ minutes (allow 5-10 minutes for clean-up)

Materials required:

  • Large marshmallows – Remind people not to eat the marshmallows once you have begun playing with them (1 bag will be enough for 2 groups of tower builders)
  • Spaghetti – uncooked (1 bag is enough for 4+ groups of tower builders)
  • You can use tape and straws, jube jubes and toothpicks or rolls of newspaper instead (or other similar items).

Objective:

Build the tallest free standing tower with only marshmallows and spaghetti, in the time frame given.

Activity instructions:

  1. Give each group an equal amount of marshmallows and a pile of spaghetti sticks.
  2. Challenge the groups to work together as a team to build their tower.
  3. You can have it be competitive to see whose tower is tallest, the towers usually end up being judged on artistic merit as well.