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Tower Building with the School Age

Tower Building (2)

For one of my Fizz Boom Read programs, I did a tower building activity. I read The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein. Then I setup two stations with supplies. It was really cheap and lots of fun! The only thing I needed for myself was a tape measure.

Tower Building (4)

Station One: spaghetti, marshmallows, and wax paper (not pictured: I learned this after the fact! The marshmallows melt to everything, so I would recommend placing wax paper on the floor to save you from mopping!)

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Station Two: straws, paper clips, scissors

Give the kids plenty of time to experiment with building. I had them form teams and go to town. Look at some of their creations!

Tower Building b Tower Building c Tower Building a Tower Building f Tower Building (15) Tower Building d Tower Building e Tower Building (10)

4 comments on “Tower Building with the School Age

  1. cslevin59
    July 29, 2014

    I look forward to doing your tower idea in the future…in the meantime, your program gave me the idea to use “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers” in my bridge-building program today Thanks!

  2. This looks neat! We used marshmallows, gumdrops, and toothpicks with our project but I like the tower aspect of yours. Did the spaghetti break easily? Thank you for sharing all your great ideas. Gives me lots of new ideas to try.

    • mrsshaia
      August 4, 2014

      Oh, I forgot about toothpicks and gumdrops! Thanks for the ideas. I’ll add them next time!
      No, actually I told the kids to be really careful and we didn’t really have any broken spaghetti!


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