Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Spaghetti Sensory Fun!!

This activity is an all time favourite in my class and so I thought I would share it this week.

Firstly, I buy the cheapest spaghetti I can find, which is about 60c a packet. 
I cook the spaghetti for half the recommended time so it is still firm - don't rinse it as the spaghetti often breaks up into small pieces.
Then I put the cooked spaghetti in bags and then I add olive oil, a few squirts of hand sanitiser and several drops of food colouring. 
Now for the fun part - Shake the bags to mix the colour into the spaghetti. 
Put the spaghetti into different containers and let the fun begin!!!
I put out lots of tongs, plastic scissors, containers, spoons and scoops to go with the spaghetti.  

The spaghetti will keep for a few days in the fridge. After that, add it to the  compost.

This is a great fine motor activity, it is a lot of fun and is also a great way to learn how to hold and use scissors correctly. 

Until next time,


  1. Good work, good to see you have such activities at the early age in school, this will surely help you a lot in future. Thank you for sharing it with us

  2. Thank for your sharing good idea and good comment.


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  4. I am going to try this next term. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Thank you for this awsome idea!
    What are the olive oil and hand sanitiser for?