A couple of years ago, we had invited some friends over to build things out of gumdrops and toothpicks and the boys loved it. After looking at the weather this week I knew today was supposed to be rainy and cold. I remembered this activity and thought it would be a perfect rainy, cold day activity, however, this time I challenged the boys to see who could build the tallest tower.
Gumdrop & Toothpick Tower Challenge
To see who can build the tallest tower only using gumdrops and toothpicks.
The boys accepted the challenge. Thing 1 immediately set out constructing a tower made out of cubes. When his tower was about 2 feet tall, he realized that he was going to need a bigger base to keep his tower from falling.
Thing 2 started with a similar pattern as Thing 1, however he forgot to brace it in a few places, so it fell over. This lead him to try something different using a diamond shape. It was pretty cool to see him try something different.
Thing 3, well Thing 3 just had a good time sticking toothpicks into gumdrops to create sea creatures.
It was a fun way to spend an afternoon. Next I want to challenge them to build a bridge…