Children of all ages love to get involved in spaghetti play. You can simply colour the wonderful long strands or simply leave them uncoloured. Babies particularly love this type of play and parents don’t have to be too worried if they put it in their mouth as it’s all completely edible!
Honestly, there really is so much learning potential with this activity. Children can pull and tug at the long coloured strands and feel the texture of the spaghetti with their fingers and toes. It’s wonderful as an early fine motor activity for babies and develops sensory awareness.
How to colour spaghetti for play
You will need –
- dried spaghetti
- food colouring (optional)
Let the fun begin!!!!
Possum (aged 10 months) found this to be instantly attractive to look and play with. She was possibly drawn to the variety of colours I used and the cool feeling of the spaghetti stands. She was interested from the moment she saw it.
We were both in fits of laughter!
Moving inside, Possum began to taste the spaghetti. I love that this is an edible type of sensory activity, which is especially suitable for babies. Of course, you need to actively supervise your child, as with all of my activities and use your own discretion and knowledge of your child’s capabilities.
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