Monday, January 26, 2009


Norah
made this marshmallow train much earlier in the school year. This is a craft preschool kids can do themselves with only a little guidance.

When she did this, Norah was just starting to learn how to follow the teacher's instructions, move in her space (without knocking all her materials off the table), etc. So, it was challenging enough for her at the time and a fun activity for younger students, especially those who love trains.

Marshmallow Train

Materials:
Large marshmallows
Pretzel Sticks
Round cereal, such as Cheerios or Fruit Loops
Licorice
Peanut Butter

Have kids connect the marshmallows (train cars) with the pretzel sticks. Make the train as long as you want. Dip the cereal pieces (wheels) and a short piece of licorice (smoke snack) into the peanut butter and attach them to the appropriate places on the train. You can practice counting the train cars, wheels, etc. then let them eat the train when they are done with it!

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