Marshmallow Spaghetti Game -Kids Building Challenge

Have you heard of the spaghetti marshmallow game? All you need is two items for a simple, silly but entertaining challenge to set your kids.

how to do the spaghetti marshmallow game

What do you need for the spaghetti marshmallow challenge?

If you are looking for an easy rainy day activity indoors, or team-building exercise for a bunch of children, the marshmallow spaghetti game takes seconds to set up and is lots of fun. All you need is to give each child a bowl of marshmallows and some dry spaghetti and the aim of the game is to see who can build the best structure using only these items.

what do you need for spaghetti marshmallow game

Its that simple! When we did it, I gave my children an assortment of big and small marshmallows, and they also ended up using some wooden skewers we had in the kitchen to steady their creations, but it’s totally up to interpretation. Our challenge was the child who built the best structure, as judged by everyone at the end, was the winner. You could also do the tallest tower wins, or theme it and get the kids making an interpretation of a simple household, object only using the marshmallows and spaghetti. Another option I saw online was adding in some jelly babies or jellies. Being much sturdier, they give you the option to build higher so can extend the game time a lot.

what is the spaghetti marshmallow challenge

However you do it, I’d really recommend this as a silly family game to pull out when everyone’s bored and needs a bit of focus with minimum prep. Plus you get a nice bit of quiet at the end, when the kids eat all the leftover marshmallows.

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  1. June 20, 2021 / 12:22 pm

    Wow, Interesting and useful activity . Every kids will love it in this pandemic situation. I am going try out few which will be suitable for my kid age. It is useful information for all parents. Thank you

    • issyjoslin
      June 21, 2021 / 8:31 am

      Great hope you enjoy it, we had lots of fun playing it in our house.

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