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….
Mooberry Farmwife says
what fun!! 🙂
I love this! It looks like they were having a great time! I have a little one that would really like this! Thanks for sharing!
Hannah Sommerville says
Thanks for your comment on my blog. This looks like so much fun. I love how you extended the idea by taking prints 🙂
That looks like brilliant fun and my twins would just love this! Once it is warmer here I can do some more messy outdoor play! I love the state of their T-shirts after!
Thanks for linking and sharing to Family Frolics.
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
Thanks for the quick link up to TGIF!! This looks like SOOO much fun! Your kids are lucky to have a Mom who will encourage fun, creative, messy play =-)
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
hahahaha what a hilariously fun activity! I can just imagine the squishy feeling of the spaghetti, and love that one of your girls rested her head in it – lol!!
Kristi McInerney says
newest follower from the hop!
So fun – I don’t have the dye, but maybe I can just use paint and let my girls mix and mess to their hearts content.
What a great idea!!
Confessions of a Montessori Mom Lisa Nolan says
You are a brave soul! It reminded me of when my son (who has Down syndrome) ate spaghetti with his hands, a great fine motor activity I would tell myself (now he uses a fork, alas). I wish I’d thought if making a painting! Anyway, I pinned you here: http://pinterest.com/lnmontessori/ on my For kids to do board!
I found your post on the Living Life Intentionally Linky Party. this looks like a fun activity!
This looks like just the best fun Jode, squeezing and smelling and tasting. I hope you had some sunshine your way for the girls to run around and play. x
Just a quick THANK YOU for linking up last week with Thrifty Thursday, and I hope to see you again this week! I just pinned this….I think it would be great to do with the kiddos here outdoors when the weather gets warmer!