Marshmallow Ziggurat

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.

Tapestry of Grace



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.

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Our life is creative chaos, and our homeschool is loud and busy and distracted and challenging and lovely. My name is Tracy, and I homeschool my crew of three kids with ADHD/dyslexia, finding creative ways to use their strengths to teach their weaknesses. As a homeschooled homeschooler, I love customizing curriculum and making adjustments to incorporate fun, hands-on projects for out-of-the-box learners. Stop by to find grace for the messes and mistakes, and knowledge to pick up the pieces and make something special. Let’s grow together!