When I saw marshmallow and toothpick construction post @Pink and Green Mama Blog, my head was running with ideas on how to make shapes with something similar to marshmallows but not marshmallows. I have not given CJ marshmallows. She has a sweet tooth and I didn't want to add marshmallows to the list. So We made geometric shapes, 2D and 3D, using toothpicks and grapes as connectors.
All you need is grapes and toothpicks
This activity may be messy so I just covered the table with a plastic sheet(Generally I use a clean, fresh trash bag as plastic sheet)
I showed CJ how to attach the grapes and toothpicks. With little help she created a triangular pyramid.
After that she started playing around!
Twinkle, Twinkle Grape Star!
Shapes, Shapes and Shapes!
After all the shape fun, CJ wanted to create some alphabets. She would say an alphabet and I helped her creating them. Here's our Alphabet tray!
Watermelon cubes, pineapple cubes or for less messy version raisins can be used as connectors.