One of the summer activities we decided to try was building with spaghetti, toothpicks, and marshmallows. At first, Reed thought I was crazy because he heard "spaghetti" and thought "cooked spaghetti"--he finally asked me, "But won't they be all wiggly?" and I finally realized the miscommunication. Once we were on the same page, though, he was excited to try it.
Asher started by making a very complex "guy."
While Reed immediately set to work on a house.
Eventually Asher moved on to house building, too. His was a little wobbly until we added about ten extra supports. I was impressed, though, by how much he did himself.
Reed opted for a one-story model in favor of stability.
The boys kept daring me to go higher, so I kept building until I got to four stories. Phew. Then we connected them all together.
Then the boys started sneaking marshmallows and, when I gave them the green light to eat a few, decided to shove handfuls into their mouths.
When their supply ran out, they turned to their buildings...
Before deciding they actually wanted to keep the buildings around for a few days.
Three cheers for fun activities!