Pasta Threading Activity for Toddlers
Updated: Aug 25, 2019
An activity that’s easy to set-up and gives your toddlers a chance to have a wonderful time playing while developing their fine motor skills.
What you’ll need:
Let your children poke a few straws into the playdough and start threading the pasta onto each straw. Using Penne pasta is a good choice because it gives your toddlers less room for error and is a great starting point for children to develop their fine motor skills.
It’s very important for your children to feel a sense of achievement when completing this simple task so don't forget to praise them for a job well done!
This is also a great activity for developing your child’s concentration to a particular task, because as we know how toddlers rarely sit still…
Keep in mind…
Handling the tiny pasta strengthens the coordination in your toddlers' fingers to prepare them for writing.
Don’t get upset if your children just want to make a mess. You can always try again when they can focus more.
This activity can be easily adjusted to different developmental levels – a simpler option can be using rings cut from a toilet paper roll instead of pasta. A more challenging option can be using BBQ skewers and smaller types of pasta.