This was an instant win for my kiddo. Colorful stringy spaghetti that he could scoop, pour, and pull apart made him so happy! I was also able to include him throughout the set up process which he thoroughly enjoyed. You can set this activity up inside, outside, for one kid or more. This would also be a great activity at a birthday party to keep the munchkins busy!
What You Need:
I had decided to prep that spaghetti the day before I planned the activity so that it would be cold for my son. this in not necessary, just be sure that it has cooled down before you let your little one play. I cooked the spaghetti and ran it under cold water. I split it into 3 Ziploc bags and dropped about 10 drops of food coloring in each one. You can make as many colors as you want. Just separate the spaghetti accordingly. My son was very good as helping me mix in the colors. He was so excited to be apart of the process. While he was napping the following day I set the activity up. I did not have a table cloth available so I cut a trash bag to use instead. I place the each colored spaghetti in coordinating bowl I had from IKEA. I placed a large bowl in the center. I placed several different utensils such as a spoon, fork and so on.
My son was ecstatic when he came out. He dove right in pulling little bit out from one bowl, adding them to another. We discussed all of the colors. Worked on our sorting skills placing them in to the different bowl. We pretended to cook and practiced using our utensils. This was such a fun activity that utilized his fine motor skills, cognitive abilities and worked on our colors. We will continue using this activity over for years to come.