Sensory Play For Babies: Oodles of Noodles

I love that just about anything can be turned into sensory play for your baby. A $1 box of spaghetti pasta with a little added coloring can be surprisingly fun for little hands to dig into. Since my baby loves to put anything and everything into his mouth I like to use different food things so that if he ends up eating some of it it’s not that bad. Read here all about why sensory play is important.

Oodles of Noodles: aka: Rainbow Spaghetti

Age: 6m+ or as soon as they can sit up and hold things

What you need:

1 box of spaghetti noodles (cooked according to instructions on back)
Your favorite non artificial food coloring. We use India Tree.

What to do:

1.Cook noodles in a pot of boiling water according to the instructions.
2.Divide the noodles into separate containers. As many containers as colors you want to make. We just did 3.
3. Add a few drops of food coloring to each container.
4. Mix it up until the noodles are fully colored.
5. Put in a large tub for your baby to play in to help contain the mess!


Additional ideas to add to the noodle bin:
Tongs for older kids to practice fine motor skills
Toy plastic animals

Put in a ziplock bag with other things like plastic bugs and turn it into a discovery bag. Duck tape the sides closed so it’s sturdier and won’t accidentally open up and spill everywhere.

He was definitely done playing with it by this time.

Click HERE to check out more of the fun sensory play things I do with G.

More simple and colorful play ideas:

Ice Ice Baby                                              Colored Oats: