In our house, the kids just love bug themed sensory play. If your little ones are like mine, they’re sure to love this kids spaghetti recipe!
Ant Hill Spaghetti
In our house, we try our best to have a variety of sensory activities and recipes available. The kids love it and it’s so great for their development so we love it too. The ones that seem to be quite the hit is anything related to bugs and spaghetti. This is why they really love this kids spaghetti recipe.
We originally came up with the idea to make this fun lunch after making our Bug Bin. Which had so much fun with it that we went on to make an insect inspections sensory bin and a rainbow spaghetti sensory bin. My kids just LOVED it!
Anthill Kids Spaghetti Recipe
Green Gel Food Dye
Wilton 601-5580 1/2-Ounce Certified-Kosher Icing Colors, Set of 12Mini Plastic Toy Ants 1 1/2Barilla Pasta Sauce Variety Pack, 24 Ounce, 4 Jars
STEP 1: Cook the spaghetti noodles like your normally would, but remove them from the stovetop before they are fully cooked. Keeping the noodles firm prevents it from turning into mush during play. After removing the noodles, you want to be sure to rinse them very well to remove the starch so that they aren’t sticky.
STEP 2: Next, you will place your noodles into your desired bowl or container. I generally set a towel down to protect the surface from the heat and dye. You may choose to use gloves for the next part of this step, but I generally do not. It does stain my hands a little, but not very much. Then, scoop out some of the food dye and work it into the food dye until fully saturated.
STEP 3: After you’ve worked in the dye, let the noodles sit for about 45 minutes until it is dry. This will prevent color from being transferred to little hands.
STEP 4: When you’re ready, you can heat up your sauce on the stovetop. You can also opt to make your own from scratch. We like to use the sauce in this sauce that we use in our chicken cacciatore.
STEP 5: The last part is to add your sauce and plastic bugs to the top of the spaghetti. Now have fun with your ant hill!
If your kids love a good sensory play recipe, they are going to just love this recipe as my kids do. It looks like an ant hill and they will definitely be a huge fan of it. Something about making food look like an ant hill makes it that much more fun! This kids spaghetti recipe is sure to be a huge hit!