Finding suitable activities that all four children can do together isn't always so easy. Sometimes the activities are too 'old' for the younger one and vice versa. Sometimes it can be hit-and-miss - someone will get bored or what takes me five minutes to set up will be over with in two. However, I figured I'd be on a winner with this activity as it involved food (and surprisingly, it lasted much longer than I anticipated!)
All you need is some uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows.
Use half lengths of spaghetti to build different shapes.
Master 5 decided to break his spaghetti into tiny pieces.
And we were able to bring a bit of maths into the activity when my eldest was trying to figure out how to make a stable sculpture. (Not that I'm a maths whizz, but it was a good to go through the process of problem-solving!)
This is a great activity for developing fine motor skills - and the best part is being able to eat the marshmallows at the end!
Cheap, easy fun!