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Pasta Fit

Sweet Pea is 25 months old.


From: I am not exactly sure where this idea came from, but I think I saw a picture of something similar at 1+1+1=1.


  • Penne pasta.
  • A salad dressing mixer (works great because you can remove the lid to get the pasta back out) or other container with a very narrow spout.  (Tupperware sells a quick shake container, but I am pretty sure that Target has something similar.)
  • A sturdy bowl.


  • Put the pasta in the bowl.
  • Present the bowl of pasta and the mixer container to your tot.
  • Show them how to pick up one piece of pasta, turn it vertically and drop it into the container.
  • Let them have a turn.

Observations: Sweet Pea really loved this activity.  At first she tried to put handfuls of pasta into the container, but she quickly learned to just do 1 or 2 at a time.  She spent a long time dropping the pasta into the container and then would ask me to take off the lid and dump the pasta back into the bowl and start all over.  I would highly recommend this activity for other tots.


Notes from the Trenches: There is always the fact that our dog tries to eat the raw pasta, but other than that this went very smoothly.

Rating: 4 Stars * (Fun, Easy, Independent, Frugal)

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