Last week while boiling pasta if you follow me on Instagram you'd know I was using said pasta's steam to pretend to be at the spa, but that's for another day I was greeted by a hungry and curious toddler, that was Taylen. Frazzled and tired I did the only thing I could think of, I gave him dry pasta. Not the end of the world, no, but not my finest move either. He loved it, and that's great, but I'm writing about it because it reminded me of being a kid myself. I had flashbacks of girl scout crafting tables making "necklaces" and "bracelets" for myself and my mom out of colorful penne pasta, fruit loops, and any other empty-middled dry foods we could find.
I got such a sense of satisfaction watching their little brain gears go 'round! Here's how we made it work:
What you Need:
string we used leftover twine
food with holes pasta, cereal, candies, etc.
scissors to cut a string
Tie a knot in the string at one end, so food doesn't fall off.
Set out pieces to thread and let your child go to town! It's that simple!
Oh, and eat the mess.
Here are 50 more fine motor activities you can do with the tots, too!