Pasta

Pasta doesn't have to be for just eating! It can be a fun and safe material for crafts, fine motor activities and sensory play. Here you will find several fun ways to play with pasta!

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Slimy Spaghetti Sensory Activity for Toddlers

Sensory activities are always fun for toddlers to do. They get to explore, and there’s never a right or wrong way to do it. A spaghetti sensory activity is perfect for Halloween because it’s oh-so-slimy! We turned The Imagination Tree’s bug slime spaghetti [eww!] into a sensory activity especially for Halloween with just a few colors! I […]

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Sensory Activity: Dry Pasta Noodles

Pasta noodles make for a great sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers to explore with their sense or touch and even sound. I set out a tub of macaroni noodles along with several items to play with.   Items to include for this touch and sound sensory activity: Macaroni [or other small dry pasta] Bottles […]

Halloween Craft: Spaghetti Webs

After playing with colored spaghetti noodles with George… Henry and I made some spaghetti spider webs with it too! This time, I let Henry do the coloring. What other color would he pick, but green?   I simply had cooked some spaghetti and threw a little bit of vegetable oil in it after I drained it. [I […]

Play Dough Noodle Threading Activity

Playdough is still Henry’s favorite go-to activity. In need of new ideas for activities, I posted a discussion on the we teach : bodies to move board to link up your favorite fine motor skills activity. Nicole [The Activity Mom] linked up her Spaghetti Noodle Lacing activity that caught my eye. To start, I made a few playdough […]

Hammering & A Spaghetti Flop

Henry worked on his hand-eye coordination  with his love for tools.  All you need are some golf tees (thanks Mom) and Styrofoam. And, of course, your boy’s kid’s toy hammer(s). The Styrofoam had slants around the edge.  For some reason or another,  this is where Henry liked to nail his tees nails in. It made for a […]