Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Counting With Pasta

If you are anything like me and you hate to throw away pasta if you have cooked too much, but is no longer safe to eat, I have some perfect activities for you to do with your toddler.

1. Counting Pieces of Pasta
Put out some tongs, leftover penne pasta, edicole dye with eye droppers for pasta sauce and glitter to be used as Parmesan cheese!! Write the numbers you won't your child to learn on disposable plates, get them to count out that number of pasta and have a pretend dinner party.

2. Cutting Pasta
Use cooked pasta for your child to practise their cutting skills. Put out a bowl or tray of leftover spaghetti and some scissors. Your child will love cutting the pasta into small pieces. You can add a bit of paint and get your child to mix it up for a wonderful sensory experience.

3. Pasta prints
Add some paint to leftover pasta and get your child to mix it up and make pasta prints.

So next time you cook too much pasta, don't throw it away!

1 comment:

  1. Playing with food is always a ton of fun. What kid could resist this counting activity?

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