Sweet Shapes

While we were teaching our unit on geometry – we decided to do create sweet shapes.

This fun activity further demonstrates solid figures have edges, vertices and faces.

It was really fun – and took on a life of its one once the children caught on.

All you need are tooth picks and baby marshmallows.The directions are easy!

1) Make a base for your cube with 4 edges and 4 vertices.

2) Make the 4 edges going up for the sides.

3) Make a top with 4 edges and 4 vertices.

4) Put it together and you’ve made a cube!

Once the kids knew the basic idea they started making pyramids, prisms, and other funky geometric structures.

It was neat to have the kids stop and count edges, faces and vertices along the way.

At the end we let the kids eat their shape – which was the most fun!

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