Why are you cooking spaghetti in the morning? This is the quite valid question i must admit, asked by Miss Teen when she got up. ‘It’s not raining!’ was my reply!(was in a hurry!!) Luckily she is used to my creative endeavours and figured out i was getting spaghetti painting ready for the toddler twosome for outside play!(Smart girl that one!!)
It wasn’t raining this morning…unlike in many other areas surrounding us that are now experiencing their worst floods since 1976…my heart goes out to all the people having to leave their homes today!
We decided to make the most of it and get out to do some spaghetti printing fun! I just love this activity for toddlers as it has so many facets to explore and really doesn’t make that much mess to clean up although i would always do it outside!!
Braving the grass that seems to be jumping out of the ground after all this rain i let the toddler twosome explore the cooked and oily spaghetti …i find if you add a little oil to the spaghetti if gives a much more sensory and slippery activity and it doesn’t all just clump together!
Lift it up and have fun picking off the bits of spaghetti stuck to the page…great for fine motor skills!
We’ve packed up the spaghetti into the fridge for another day and as i watch the dark clouds rolling back in i am so glad we made the most of the outdoors this morning! Hopefully this weekend will hold a few more glimpses of the sun as the toddler twosome (and mummy if we are honest) are alot happier when we get outside to explore, run and create….just as toddlers should!
I hope you have a lovely weekend and manage some relaxation with family and children (and perhaps a little time without, hehe!)
Thanks so much for dropping by….