These simple ideas are so easy to whip up with one of your favorite pantry items. Pasta! Try these pasta crafts and activities with your toddlers for a fresh take on everyday items.
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Have you ever told your kids, “Don’t play with your food!” Well, today we’re breaking all the rules!
It’s time for pasta playtime! You’re toddler will love these fun play, craft, and activity ideas all using pasta. Plus, they all use pasta, straight from your pantry.
There’s something that kids just love about playing with food-related items.
Whether it’s fruit, vegetables, cereal, or pantry staples like pasta, playing with food engages toddlers and older kids too and helps them get excited about crafts and activities.
Pasta is one of our most favorite play ingredients. It’s safe and edible for little ones. Pasta is also inexpensive and easy to find.
Plus pasta comes in all shapes and sizes!
You don’t have to make a special trip to the craft store to prepare for these pasta crafts. Just throw a few extra boxes of your favorite dry pasta in your grocery cart next time you’re at the store!
Pasta is also a super easy intro to sensory play activities for toddlers. Sensory play is important for kids of all ages. Engaging the senses is how kids learn best.
In fact, the benefits of sensory play include helping kids use the scientific method to observe and explore.
Playing with pasta is not only great for developing the senses, it lends well to creativity and so much more!
Squishing, measuring, creating, and more… it’s all possible with pasta!
Which pasta inspired craft or activity idea will you try next with your toddlers and preschoolers?
More Tips for Playing with Food
Playing with food is so fun! Try these simple ideas to learn and play with food from your kitchen.
- Use yogurt to make your own finger paint.
- Experiment with vinegar and baking soda.
- Messy Fun Potato Drop Painting for Kids.
- Thread a Fruit Loop Necklace.
Pantry and Pasta Activity Challenge for Toddlers and Preschoolers to Invent an Activity or Craft of Their Own
You could even host a pantry challenge for your kids.
Set out a few food or kitchen items on the counter.
Ask them what they can create with what’s available. Or what can they learn with these unconventional tools?
Could that spaghetti be a ruler?
Could those noodles become a funnel?
Think like an inventor!
Share Your Pasta Craft and Activity Ideas for Toddlers or Preschoolers with Us
What can you create with the pasta in your pantry? Will you explore with your senses? Create and imagine? Which of these pasta crafts will you take on first with your toddlers and preschoolers?
Be sure to share your best pasta crafts and activities ideas with us in the comments below! We can’t wait to see what your kids create!