Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Marshmallow Igloo

Sophia was Super excited when I told her she could build a Marshmallow Igloo. I usually try to discourage playing with food and eating sweets, but since we have had very little snow this winter so far, I thought I would let her try this fun indoor winter activity. I think using normal sized marshmallows might be easier for future reference but I had already bought these giant campfire marshmallows so we used what we had. We also ran out before we were able to build the doorway but Sophia loved making this so I didn't tell her anything was missing.

Here Sophia is spreading icing on the marshmallows to "glue" them together. My only part in this activity was to hold the marshmallows that she placed on each row.

She is concentrating here trying to place the next marshmallow.

You might wonder how a four year old knows what an igloo is. Believe me, she knows how to build one because of "Curious George". We watch that show faithfully every single morning while "we wake up." She has watched the Curious George episode so many times where he builds an igloo out of snow that she knew exactly what to do. I can honestly say I like the show because it focuses on math and science skills on a preschool level that I think is so important.

Here she is painting the icing on the marshmallow.

Notice the intense concentration look on her face.

She is looking to see if we need to make an adjustment to secure the marshmallows a little more.

She completed it.

"Can I eat it now, Mommy?"

"Do you want a marshmallow?"

Admiring her work.

The best part is she was allowed to eat one whole giant marshmallow which was her dessert this evening. She may ask to build an igloo again someday because it was so much fun.

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