Tasty Tuesday — Solar S’mores Snack

This week we will explore a sun theme!  Let’s start off with a tasty way to explore the power of the sun with this sun theme snack and experiment!

Solar S’Mores


  • Cardboard box
  • Foil
  • Tape
  • Plastic wrap
  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallow
  • Chocolate bar

1)  Line the inside of a cardboard box with foil.

2)  Place the chocolate bar and marshmallow on top of the graham cracker.  Cover the top with plastic wrap and tape it down.  Try to move the box carefully or the marshmallows will fall off (it will still work fine even if they do.  Ours fell off, but I just put them back on when we took off the plastic wrap!).

3)  Place the box in the sunshine for one-half to two hours (depending on the temperature outside and how direct the sunlight).  It was partly cloudy today, so it took longer for ours to work.  I think it would work pretty quickly if there were no clouds in sight!

4)  Allow your child to feel how hot the box is and see the effect of the sun on the chocolate and marshmallows.  Then, eat your sun theme snack!

About Stacie Nelson

is the creator of MotherhoodOnADime.com. She is passionate about encouraging moms and giving them creative, yet simple, activities to do with their children. A bargain-hunter by nature, she enjoys sharing deals and freebies.

She also loves extra dark chocolate, jogging, writing, cooking dairy and gluten-free, and attempting to declutter her book-filled rooms. Faith and family are her top priorities, and she seeks to encourage others to live life on purpose.


  1. Anonymous says:

    You should also tag this with camping! This is a great idea

  2. Tami says:

    we’re going to try it, but we imagine that it will be ready in just 10 minutes for us!!! (very. hot. days. here!)

  3. Melanie says:

    This will work great for all the neighborhood kids here in AZ. :)

  4. If you put the marshmallows on their ends instead of on their sides they won’t roll off.


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