Need a simple activity to keep your toddler busy while you make dinner? Check out this fun and easy to set up fine motor activity using dried spaghetti!
Do you love these types of easy activities? Well then you’ll love these other easy fine motor dropping activities as well:
- Toddler Book Drop
- Sticky Wall Pom Pom Drop
- Cap Drop
- Drop Anything Sensory Bin
- Alphabet Drop
- Cork Drop
- Pom Pom Drop
How to Set Up Spaghetti Drop Activity for Toddlers
Grab your large sensory bin, cardboard tubes and masking tape. Tape a few of the cardboard tubes to the sides of the sensory bin.
I like doing drop activities like this in a sensory bin to help contain the mess but you could definitely tape the cardboard tubes to your cardboards or fridge or even window.
My toddlers also ended up tearing off the cardboard tubes and simply holding them while dropping a spaghetti stick down.
Invite your toddler to drop one of the dried spaghetti sticks down the cardboard tube. I demonstrated this slowly to my 16 month old toddlers who then immediately wanted to try it for themselves!
Great Busy Toddler Activity
This was an amazing busy toddler activity for my busy toddlers. Although it did not keep them occupied forever it did give me enough time to get dinner prepped and in the oven.
The great thing about activities like this one where my toddlers have to really focus on a single task for a short period of is that when they are complete they are more likely to go off and play on their own as opposed to just coming over to me! Which is pretty much exactly what happened!
This will definitely be a staple in my toddler mom tool belt. It was super easy to set up and engaging, plus it helped to develop a range of important skills!
Skill Development Opportunities
This activity is great for Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Develpment, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception and Cognitive Development.
This activity is ideal for 15 month old toddlers to 2 year old toddlers.
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- Dried spaghetti
- Cardboard Tubes
- Masking Tape
- Sensory Bin