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Summer Camp means fun and this math activity is definitely that! You have probably seen marshmallow poppers before but have you ever used them for math? This simple activity turns these fun DIY toys into tools for learning.

What You Will Need

marshmallow shoot and measure

How to Set Up The Activity

  • Start by stretching out your measuring tape
  • Write out a simple chart on the paper to record the distances.


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  • Have your child stand at the end of the measuring tape and shoot.marshmallow measure
  • See how far it went and record the number on your clipboard. marshmallow shoot math
  • For more math you can make predictions or add the distances up for a total number like we did.



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About Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher and director who started her popular early education blog No Time For Flash Cards as a way to keep one foot in her professional life while knee deep in motherhood. Learning should be fun and it's Allison's goal to help all parents be able to add a little fun and learning to their child's day. Allison lives in a yellow farmhouse outside of Seattle with her two kids and husband.

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