Sensory play has so many benefits. You can read about the benefits of sensory play by clicking here. But sometimes it can be too much effort to set up sensory play for your little one. Have no fear! Today I am showing you a super simple, easy and cheap sensory play idea – rainbow spaghetti!
What you will need
- A packet of spaghetti pasta
- A pot for boiling
- Different shades of food coloring (I used 4)
- A container of your choice
- Permanent marker
How to make rainbow spaghetti
Step one – Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water according to the packet instructions.
Step two – Rinse the spaghetti in cold water to cool it down, and separate into four bowls.
Step three – Add approx. 5 drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix.
Step four – Put the spaghetti in your chosen container. Keep the colors separate so that your little babe can have fun mixing them together!
Step five – draw numbers on some rocks and hide them in the spaghetti for an added learning element.
Step six – Time to play! Ask your little one to find the rocks and read them the numbers.
Ask them what happens when they mix the colors together.
Ask them to describe how it feels. Is it slimy, smooth, wet, squishy, stretchy? Is it wiggly like worms? What colors can they see?
Tip: Add some water if the spaghetti gets dry!
And that’s it! Have fun trying out this fun sensory play idea! Let me know if you have any sensory play suggestions you would like to share in the comments.
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