Saw a similar idea on http://www.growingajeweledrose.com and decided it was a great Friday afternoon activity for Ella. I cooked four boxes of spaghetti (from the Dollar Tree), divided the spaghetti in half and added food coloring--and a little veggie oil to keep it from sticking.
We started out with a Lucky Ducks memory game where she matched the shapes and colors on the bottom of each duck to like shapes/colors placed along the outside of the pool. This can also be done with ABC's, numbers, etc.
|All she kept saying was, "I like this mom, I like this" (referring to the feel of the pasta).|
We added water to the pool/spaghetti and the activity gave new meaning to the sport of noodling.
|Serving me up some spaghetti...|
|Snack time...popcorn and a yogurt/honey frozen pop (1 cup plain yogurt, 3 Tbls of honey frozen in Dixie cups)|
|Colored ice art|
|Ice and shaving cream massage on a hot day...what a sensation!|
|Life is good!|
|Clean up...and a three bears lesson; this pale is too small for momma;).|
|Quick way to get down the slide.|
|Too quick for her liking.|