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Apple Toothpick Tower

Pieces of apples on toothpicks
Pieces of apples on toothpicks

What you need

  • Toothpicks
  • An apple


This activity can help introduce 2D or 3D shapes to your child.

The experience

Cut the apple into different cubes and start connecting them to the toothpicks with your child, being mindful of the sharp endings of the toothpicks. 


Start with 4 cubes, working with your child to connect all the cubes together with the toothpicks. What shapes can you make? Can you make a square, a rectangle, a triangle? What about 3D shapes, like a cube or a pyramid? Once you’ve tried out a few shapes, you could see if you could build a tall tower!