Saturday, April 6, 2013

Marshmallow shapes! (freebie)

Someone had their annual evaluation this past Thursday.... and hit it out of the park!

We've been working on shapes as part of our Geometry standards. (CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2)

 My kids had gotten very good at naming shapes and describing their sides and vertices so it was time to kick it up a notch and apply that knowledge. (CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.5)

Now we all know littles get excited about food so it was time to break out the marshmallows and toothpicks!

*Note - we did have a discussion before hand about which shapes we would not be able to build - cones, cylinders, circles, ovals, etc - because they are round, and also about toothpick safety. (those buggars are sharp!)

Each child build a shape, then drew it and described it. I had little scaffolding cards on hand that showed a model of how they could build a shape if they were struggling, but not one of them needed it!

You can see my lesson plan by clicking on the picture below:

And you can grab the freebies you need for this lesson by clicking here:


  1. Thanks for the freebie! I have not attempted marshmallow shapes yet, but now I have a great sheet to go with it when I do!
    Kari :)

  2. Great job Rachelle! Thanks for sharing! We made shapes with popsicle sticks and play dough yesterday, and I was planning on using marshmallows on Monday! Your recording sheet and picture cue cards are perfect! Can't wait to add them to my lesson! Thanks again! :)

  3. This activity is coming up in our math series so this is perfect! Thanks!

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

  4. thanks for sharing. I can't wait to use these in class.

  5. Thank you so much for this adorable activity. We will be working on shapes soon and I know that the kiddos will really enjoy this!


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  7. Thanks for the activity. Am doing 2D and 3D shapes right now. Will be using this activity.