STRAW TOWERS

Things you will need:

Straws

(Cut up to about 2-3cm in length)

Alternatives:

  • Penne pasta

  • Homemade hoops

  • Beads

Early Years Toolkit

Sticks

Alternatives:

  • Kebab Skewer

  • Spaghetti

  • Pencil

Early Years Toolkit

Playdough

Alternatives:

  • Upturned cardboard box

  • Half a potato

  • Soil (garden or flowerpot)

Early Years Toolkit

Place the sticks into the playdough. Ask your child to drop the straws over the stick, or demonstrate first if they are a little younger. Then let them create their own tall towers.

Ways to extend:

  • Use mathematical language, 'Can you make me a tower with 5 straws?', 'Which is the biggest?'

  • Ask your child to prepare the sticks

  • Ask them to cut the straws

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
Contact Us