Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What-to-Do Wednesdays: Pasta!


I admit this week's activity isn't exactly super-original. But sometimes the old basics are some of the best. And who doesn't have dry pasta in the pantry?

In our house, we like to dump dry pasta into Tupperwares and mixing bowls and use wooden spoons and plastic measuring cups for stirring and scooping. We have also done sorting and counting by placing little pieces of rotini in the cups of an empty egg carton. I'm thinking a toy dump truck would be great fun for loading and transporting piles of pasta, although we don't have one in our house. And, of course, you can always take out the glue and do some macaroni art!

Of course, over here in Wonderland, we are suffering mightily with the worst baby cold I have EVER SEEN, so no one is engaging in creative playtime activities. It's snowing, one us is still in pajamas, and much crying and watching PBS Kids is going on this week. Ack! It's a bad scene, one of those times you really, really wish you had grandma next door. Or even across town. Yes, I know I just HAD the grandparents here for 2-1/2 days. That's not long enough.

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