The second-to-last day of August provides a great excuse to have a bonfire and toast up the remaining summer marshmallows. Whip up some Double-Dipped Marshmallow Sticks or classic S'mores. Marshmallows are an abundant and cheap summer treat, but that was not always the case. They were "once so rare that that only pharaohs could eat them" according to Campfire Marshmallows. Ancient Egyptians mixed the sap of the marshmallow plant was mixed with honey to create a sweet treat in 2000 B.C. Today's marshmallows are made from corn syrup, sugar, water, dextrose and air.Make a mini unit to do with your picklets...they will have fun, learn and remember the hands on fun!
"The marshmallow plant is native to salt marshes and shorelines in Asia and Europe and is now grown in the eastern United States "according to Campfire Marshmallows. The plant, specifically the skin of the Althaea officinalis plant, can be used to treat irritated skin.
How Stuff Works: Marshmallows
The History of Marshmallows
The Marshmallow Story (good for around a campfire)
How Did the Marshmallow Get It's Name?
Make some yummy treats!
Toasted Marshmallow Shake
Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes
Warm Toasted Marshmallow Malted Milk S'mores
Toasted Marshmallow S'mores Cake
Marshmallow Tea Cups
Halloween Marshmallow Heads
Make a Marshmallow Popper
Make a Marshmallow Shooter
How to draw the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
Art lessons from Mr. Marshmallow
Get Active with Marshmallows
Marshmallow Kick, Throw, and Blow Activity
Tie pillows onto your arms, legs and body. Race down the sidewalk. Give s'mores awards.
Test your kids! We tried this once. It was a disaster.
The Anatomy of a Marshmallow
The Marshmallow Machine
Have a fun, stick, gooey day!