Looking for more simple toddler activities? Make some sensory bags following our simple instructions, make some taste safe ice paints or do some mess free painting in a freezer bag.
For this simple pasta play activity you will need:
- Pasta (including spaghetti)
- Cups/ pots/ pans / spoons (whatever you have available)
We usually play with our pasta in our large tuff tray (UK affiliate link) to make tidying up even easier.
Playing with pasta
Posting spaghetti through a colendar is brilliant for toddlers fine motor and concentration skills. Daisy (21 months) will spend ages trying to post the spaghetti through the holes.
She loves seeing the pasta snap when she pushes it too far.
Even Harry (aged 4) likes to join in!
Dried pasta is also brilliant for developing children's imaginative play. Harry and Daisy love playing together making tea for their teddies. They mix the pastas up in the pans and share it out amongst their teddies and dolls.
Harry is really imaginative and often makes all kinds of weird and wonderful recipes!
It is good to have a variety of pasta. Toddlers can explore and investigate the size and texture of the different pieces of pasta and preschoolers may enjoy sorting the pasta into containers by type.
Daisy - 21 months
Harry - age 4
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