Fruit Tower and Snack
STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, is a curriculum based on the idea of teaching all four lessons in one. Engaging in STEM activities at an early age encourages positive development for your child.
This fruit tower project helps develop fine motor skills, cognitive thinking, and spatial reasoning. As an added bonus, after you build the structure you can eat the fruit and marshmallows!
To make a fruit tower, you will need:
- 2 Fruits that are firm enough to withhold multiple toothpicks (I used pineapple and strawberries) (easy substitutes include grapes, orange, mango, cranberries, cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes/balls)
- Toothpicks (or substitute dry spaghetti)
- Cutting board
- Knife for cutting the fruit (adults only)
- 1 plate per person
- Bowls for fruit and marshmallows
Cut the fruit into half-inch cubes.
Place the fruit and marshmallows in separate bowls.
Use the fruit, marshmallows, and toothpicks to build your tower. For your base, start with one toothpick and two pieces of fruit. Attach one piece of fruit to each end of the toothpick and build from there. There is no right or wrong way to make your tower. Poke the toothpicks through the fruit and marshmallows and let the creativity flow!
Eat the fruit and marshmallows from your tower and enjoy!
See who can build the tallest tower!
See who can build the biggest tower in 1 minute!
This is not only a great learning exercise but also a very fun family activity. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!