Spaghetti Marshmallow Tower
08092011, 06:07 PM


I always do this activity during the first few days of school. I buy 1 box of uncooked spaghetti, 1 bag of large marshmallows & 1 bag of mini marshmallows. I put my students in groups of 3 or 4. (I have a small special ed class of about 10). I give each group a handful of spaghetti, a few large marshmallows & a handful of minis marshmallows. Then they are given a certain amount of time to construct a tower. Most years, the purpose has been to construct the tallest tower (that will stand on it's own). A few times I have done it where the objective is to build the strongest tower. I teach 7th & 8th grade & the kids always seem to love this activity.
