Spaghetti Pattern Towers
Activity DesignerTina Pearson
My little architects had a great time noodling around with this fun building activity! Using just a few simple items that we had around the house, the kids had fun creating (and toppling over!) towers.
This idea is a fun way to keep your kids occupied while you're fixing dinner. You can customize this activity to your child's age and incorporate a variety of math skills, such as patterning and counting. (As always, make sure to keep an eye on young kids with materials that may pose a choking hazard.)
What You'll Need
How We Did It
Have your child roll the Play-Doh into a ball. (Working with Play-Doh is a great way to build strength in little hands and get them ready for writing.) As we were doing this activity, I realized that we need to get some new Play-Doh. All of our current stash is currently this lovely shade of brown or gray.
...and older kids enjoy using materials to create patterns. As we were making the towers, one of my kids chanted "noodle, noodle, pink, noodle, noodle, pink..." to help him keep track of his pattern.