We’ve been learning about Ur, Mesopotamia, Babel, and ziggurats over the last few weeks. One of our fun activities was building a ziggurat from toothpicks and marshmallows.
Though I did most of the actual building, the kids had a grand time stabbing the marshmallows onto toothpicks and having them ready for me—not to mention snacking on lots of marshmallows in the meantime.
I also taught Oldest about Venn diagrams as we compared pyramids to ziggurats. We compared their shape, their purpose, and their building materials. It was a great learning tool and made a nice notebooking page, but not nearly as memorable as our tower of marshmallows!
Eating makes learning so much fun.