It is officially summer and unless you belong to a pool which allows your toddler for constant gratification you are probably thinking of ways of entertaining your young ones at home. Maybe your school aged kids are looking forward to sleeping in for a week or two before starting their summer camps and that interferes with your toddlers activity/nap schedule. Maybe you want to have an easy day when you do not need to pack everyone and head somewhere for once. Well this is a perfect activity for all of those days.
You will need a blow up pool or even a bathtub. We have purchased our pool this year for 10$ and it is large enough to fit all the kids in. For this larger pool I used 6 packages of spaghetti (total cost 2$), 2/3 cup of oil and food coloring (optional).
Cook the noodles until just softened, you do not want them too mushy
When cooked toss in about 1/3 cup of oil per 2-3 packages of spaghetti. I am using canola but you can use whatever you have on hand
I have added optional food coloring into mine just for fun. It does not stain your clothes or fingers (I was pleasantly surprised) and it is so much fun to play with
Now the great part about this game is that it is lunch at the same time. All these noodles are edible
The kids will have a blast and they will also get very oiled moisturized so you can think of this as toddler skin/hair spa.
You have to try it your little one will thank you. To see what we did with our noodle pool click here.