- Boil the noodles, for about half the time it says on the package so the noodles don't end up too soft. Don't forget to add a little oil so the noodles don't stick to each other.
- Rinse the noodles in cold water.
- Get creative with noodles and construction paper. You can use a table knife to slice the noodles to different lengths.
Sometimes it is difficult to come up with activities that are appropriate and interesting for both a 4-year-old and a 16-month-old. The Sweet Bee still has the overwhelming urge to put everything in her mouth, which doesn't work so well when it comes to traditional coloring or painting. But this activity was perfect since it was non-toxic and allowed for hands-on creativity at all levels.
Check out these great suggestions from Kiddio for more activities to do with your mixed age kids. Next up, we're going to paint with pudding!