Marshmallow Taffy Extreme

Materials needed

  1. Marshmallows (1 or 2 bags of large marshmallows) If you have older children buy the tiny marshmallows to make it a little more challenging!)
  2. Sink (to wash your hands before and after)

Let’s get started! Start by handing each of the kids (1) large marshmallow or 4 small marshmallows. Explain to the kids that they will be making some awesome taffy!

 Place the marshmallows into your hand. Using your thumbs and index fingers pull the marshmallow apart and bring back together. Keep kneading the marshmallow back and forth until it hits a taffy consistency. The more you knead the marshmallow, the more gooey and delicious your home-made marshmallow taffy will be!

Once you are done kneading the marshmallow and it becomes the consistency you like, the fun part starts! Eat the yummy taffy right off your fingers. To make some more fun, give the children 2 or maybe even 3 marshmallows and have them start kneading the marshmallows.

You can have different contests like who makes the googiest the fastest.

Continue until you and your family are marshmallowed out!

Suggested Conversation Starters (these are just ideas and can be altered depending on the ages or developmental stages of your kids)

  1. While you are making the taffy ask your children what their favorite dessert is.
    Take note of the desserts that each of your children like and maybe another night you could make the dessert together with each child.
  2. Talk to your children about some of the memories that you have while growing up and why they are special to you

Suggested Movie Titles
Oliver and Company
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Air Bud

These movies are just suggestions.  If you would like additional information about the story or the content, you can visit

Suggested Bedtime Stories
Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry
Today is Monday by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven


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