Take a look at this fun colored spaghetti that we played with this afternoon! I found this idea on my new favorite website, Pinterest. If you haven’t checked the website out yet, you should. It’s awesome!
Anyway, while the kids were eating their afternoon snacks, I cooked up a batch of spaghetti. Once it was finished cooking I drained it and tossed it with some oil. I then separated the spaghetti into four different bowls and colored it with food coloring. I tossed it all in a rubbermaid container, and we headed outside to play.
Trenton was a little cautious about the spaghetti at first.
I brought a couple sheets of paper outside in hopes of doing some spaghetti painting. Apparently I tossed a little too much oil in with the spaghetti because only oil came off on the paper. Trenton didn’t seem to mind and kept throwing the spaghetti onto the paper. Bailey liked it too!
*An unexpected benefit of adding too much oil to the spaghetti was that no one ended up with stained hands!*
It wasn’t long before Charlotte wanted to know what was going on. She was not at all interested in playing with the spaghetti. She just wanted to shove it in her mouth as fast as she could!
After seeing Charlotte scarfing the spaghetti down, Trenton decided to try it too.
He touched the noodle to his mouth and then decided against eating it. Trenton doesn’t eat any pasta (a sensory issue), so I was just happy that he was playing with the spaghetti and touched it to his mouth. Little did he know that today’s playtime was also a sensory activity!
We will definitely be playing with spaghetti again! I’m just hoping that this doesn’t translate into bad manners at dinner time!