Baby Activity – Cooked Spaghetti Noodles

Baby Activity Cooked Spaghetti Noodles


Approx. Age: 5-9 months

During this time, your baby’s hand control is increasing and he/she likes to pass objects from hand to hand. Let your baby experience different tactile sensations (furry, rough, slimy, smooth, etc.) by holding and feeling different items around your home.

Give cooked spaghetti noodles a try! My friend told me about this activity and I can’t wait to give it a try. I think it will be so neat to see the different ways baby plays with it depending on age. Will he/she prefer 1 noodle or a whole handful? Will the texture be interesting to him/her or gross? Are they more fun warm or cold?

Repetition is key for all activities at all ages. It may take your child a few tries before he/she is giggling with delight or is even willing to give it a try. So don’t give up and don’t leave your child unattended with the noodles. I can’t wait to hear about your experiences with this!


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  • Reply Adriana

    Thanks for the ideas. My “baby” is 17 months old but I am sometimes at a loss of what to do with him. It is much easier to entertain my 3 year old. I think that he would love to play with pasta.

    September 27, 2009 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Virginia Lee

    Honestly, I think my 15 month old would enjoy this as well. But I don’t want to give her the idea that it is okay to play with your food. I’ll have to think about a good way to do this. Maybe just not in her highchair.

    September 28, 2009 at 3:13 am
  • Reply LEENA7

    I seen your idea and loved it. For fun, you can also string a few cheerios on the noodles. Also you can cut up a hot dog, poke dried spaghetti through it, and then boil until spaghetti is done…the spaghetti stays in the hot dog slices. Leena

    September 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply SandyR

    We gave spaghetti to my little one in her bumbo and she was a little puzzled with the new texture. It was fun to watch her try to figure it out and it made for some cute and funny photos. Thanks for the baby ideas, I’ll be checking in often!

    October 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Multi-tasking Mommy

    I think my son would stuff it all in his mouth at once if I did this for him right now, but maybe in a few months!!!

    I let my 4 year old daughter play with some left over spaghetti once, she loved it.

    I do feel on the fence though about letting kids play with food and seeing it go to waste.

    November 3, 2009 at 1:06 am
  • Reply Lyndsey

    I just stumbled upon your blog, and it’s wonderful, thank you for all the great ideas!

    June 27, 2010 at 4:31 am
  • Reply Anonymous

    Do you put butter or oil on so they don’t stick?

    March 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply The Activity Mom

    I would try both! They both are a unique texture for baby to experiment with! =)

    March 8, 2011 at 12:30 am
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