Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Slimey Squiggly Spaghetti Sensory

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While we're looking at the letter 's' in our playtimes I decided it was time for some slimey, squiggly, sensory spaghetti... stuff?


I cooked the spaghetti, ran it under cold water, then stirred in some vegetable oil and colouring. I hid some dinosaurs in the spaghetti to encourage Vin to get stuck in, then sett up a little invitation to play with some plastic cutlery, bowls, cupcake cases and a dinosaur icecube tray. 


I love how he set down to work straight away, with a definite purpose in mind. After uncovering the dinosaurs we ate pretend spaghetti dinner and spaghetti cocktails and tried to build sandcastles


...and pretty soon my house looked like this!


I tried some spaghetti letters - to bring all this frivolous playtime back to the real hardcore learning activity it was meant to be



...but there were spaghetti cupcakes to be enjoyed!


any kind of messy play has to involve kiddo's feet...


I think Vin had the most fun - he chatted to himself throughout our playtime, I'm not sure what he was up to most of the time, but he took his job very seriously


p.s. if you liked this post you can check out our other sensory play posts or our Pinterest Board


20 comments:

  1. Look at how much fun your son is having!!! Love it!

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    1. You can grit your teeth through any amount of mess for a couple of smiles right!

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  2. What a great sensory experience! The green food coloring is a nice touch, too!

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  3. I love the color of your spaghetti!! What fun. My kiddos played with spaghetti like this around Thanksgiving & thought it was HILARIOUS!! I'd love for you to come link up at TGIF kid oriented Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - I know my readers would love it too!
    Beth =-)

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  4. Oh my word that looks like some amazing FUN!!! Found you on Skip to my Lou. Such a fantastic post! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-6.html

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  5. Ewww! Looks absolutely disgusting! He must have loved it ;)

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    1. I never expected parenting a boy would involve so much gross slimey stuff!!

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  6. cool and slimey! Nothing more to ahve messy fun and your son seems to love it! Great choice mommy.
    Pinning it!

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  7. This is awesome! I'm pinning this to do next week! Does the coloring stay on well or rub off onto their hands? Just curious.

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    1. Our colouring stayed put. I rinsed the cooked spaghetti under cold water, then mixed in vegetable oil, then liquid food colouring. Their hands were greasy afterwards, but not green!

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  8. Love this! Next time I will need to make our noodles green. I saw this earlier this week and so I made spaghetti yesterday and let the kiddos play. They loved it.

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    1. I have seen a couple of posts where people did lots of different coloured batches, then the kids mixed them together - so much fun!

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  9. your lil guy sure has lots of fun! we did this over halloween & what a hit! I hid things in the spaghetti for the kids to find - so fun!

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - hope to see you this week.

    Bern

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  10. Looks like tons of fun. I love the green color too. I must try this soon. Thanks for sharing at Monday Madness. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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