Can you tell we really enjoyed our marshmallow theme? We also did a few marshmallow letter recognition activities to go along with our science experiments and sensory play.
Marshmallow Letter Activity 1
I used to have a lot of fun making marshmallow sculptures with my students when I was a classroom teacher. During our marshmallow activities my oldest daughter spent some time making her own marshmallow sculptures.
Then we tried to make some letters with marshmallows and toothpicks. She experimented with a few letters on her own. She also asked me to make some letters for her. Then she would try to copy them on her own.
Marshmallow Letter Activity 2
For our letter M craft we made a marshmallow M like the one I saw on No Time for Flashcards. To incorporate some math learning into this activity you could have your child:
- make a color pattern with the marshmallows
- count the number of pink (or any color) marshmallows
- count how many marshmallows there are in all
- roll a number cube and add that many marshmallows, then roll again and add that many more marshmallows
To exercise our fine motor muscles, we practiced mashing the marshmallows after the glue was dry. The kids really liked saying “mmmmm” each time they mashed a marshmallow, and it was a fun way for them to practice the letter sound.
This letter M craft became part of our yearlong memory book. I share more about the letter art activities that made up our book in this article about process art alphabet activities. This is by far one of my favorite ways to playfully teach the alphabet in preschool and kindergarten!