Spaghetti play


We are all for messy play in this house, I love doing arts and crafts with Emily. I've found that many parents have come backed away from doing messy play, because they're scared it will actually be messy, but this isn't always the case. There are quite a few activities that you can carry out without it being too messy, or difficult. Spaghetti play is one of the easiest activities to do, and a packet of spaghetti only cost 20p. 


Cook the spaghetti, and then leave it to cool. Put it into a large bowl, and then give it to your little one to play with.

Top tip: If you add a couple of teaspoons of oil, it stops it from sticking together. 



As you can see Emily absolutely loved playing with spaghetti, I added 3 balls to the spaghetti when she started to loose some interest in the activity which is absolutely normal with a baby of this age. Emily really enjoyed exploring the spaghetti. It did take her a while to get used to the texture of the spaghetti, and then she started to put it in her mouth to taste it. She also started lifting the spaghetti, and pulling it around. Even with just plain cooked spaghetti there is lots of opportunity for her to explore. 

As Emily gets older, the activity can grow with her, she can add food colouring to the spaghetti. You can also also put it in separate containers so that your child can separate the various colours, which is a good way for your child to learn their colours. You can also add water to let your child mix it themselves.

6 comments

  1. I would never have thought about this, but it seems like a great idea, and so simple!

    P.S. Emily is gorgeous!

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  2. I love doing spaghetti play with my two :-)
    #playathometuesdays

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  3. I loved doing this with Amelia when she was younger!! So much fun x

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  4. Looks like a great idea. Never used to do much messy play with my two except for water in a bowl outside! I am looking more into 'messy play' even at their age now I think they will still enjoy it.


    Beth
    www.life-as-mum.co.uk

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  5. I definitely need to try this with Sophie. I would never have thought to add the oil - Thanks for the tip. Thanks for linking up to #playathometuesdays

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  6. I definitely need to try this with Sophie. I would never have thought to add the oil - Thanks for the tip. Thanks for linking up to #playathometuesdays

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