For older kiddos, you can extend this activity by encouraging them to create color patterns! My oldest loved doing this! He also loved counting as he went, which turned this fine motor activity into a math exercise.
Regular-size pasta noodles work best for little ones, but Angel Hair Pasta adds a little bit of an extra challenge for older kids. Why? Because they have to be extra careful or their noodles might break.
This activity is perfect for keeping little ones busy during that crazy time of day when you’re trying to get dinner ready and the baby is crying and your hubby is stuck in traffic... You get the idea!