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Activity: Making Marshmallow Signs

Objective:

to draw an idea

Materials:

~ 3 large marshmallows  per learner
~ 3 popsicle sticks/ lollipop sticks  per learner
1 box of markers  per learner
(Optional)  1 box of edible markers  per group of 2 learners

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.

Instructions:

  1. Review community safety signs by describing their shape, color, and purpose.
  2. Learners are given large marshmallows to put on popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks.
  3. Learners are instructed to replicate (draw) a safety sign they have seen in the community onto the marshmallows.  One sign per marshmallow.  *If the learners use regular markers, remind them that the marshmallows can not be eaten!*
  4. Once signs are finished, learners describe their sign to the group.  
  5. Learners compare their signs to see if any are similar.
  6. Educator may wish to offer untouched marshmallows as a small snack.

Extension:

  • Stick the marshmallows into the ground outside.  See what happens to them overnight.

Reflections:

  • I am able to draw on marshmallows.
  • I am able to explain community safety rules to others.
  • I am able to sit in a chair with my back straight and my feet flat on the floor.

TAC-G0015B

Time:

Prep
0-15 minutes
Engagement
20-30 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Indoors

Meta:

Theme
Safety
Multiple Intelligence
Visual-Spatial
Bloom Taxonomy
Create
Instructional Strategy
Experiential Learning
Subject
Visual Arts

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

Anonymous:

September 05, 2014 11:46am

Diane Marie Squires:

We used edible markers. Eating the marshmallows after the activity was half the fun!