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Grape Structures

Grape Structures

I like to plan a few home activities for the kids when they’re with me all summer. We had done structures like this at a family school event before but with marshmallows. The kids and I both loved building them together so I was eager to try it at home. I ditched the marshmallows for grapes to make this a 2 in 1 snack and activity that was both fun and healthy.

Ingredients:

Green or purple grapes, washed and pulled off the vine
Toothpicks

Method:

Give the kids the grapes and toothpicks and see where their imagination takes them.

Do this on a table you don’t mind getting a little messy, or one that’s easy to wipe off. The grapes are juicy and will make a bit of a sticky mess. This activity is great not only for creativity, but fine motor and problem solving skills. We kept having a tower that was leaning due to uneven grape sizes, which then led to sorting grapes into different piles. Some creations ended up not 3 dimensional, like this “person” my daughter. It was a really fun way to use our brains and any activity that involves a snack is a win in my kids book.

 

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