This Spaghetti Yarn Art is a cute, quick craft you can do with your 2-5 year old. This was a really good project even for ED, who was age 2 at the time. She could pretty much do it on her own as long as I reminded her of the steps along the way.
For this activity we needed cooked spaghetti (we used fettuccine), bits of yarn or string, and glue. We had one bowl of plain glue, and a bowl of glue + red food coloring another with glue/yellow and another with glue/green.
This activity worked best when I had them use a fork. My kids didn’t dip it in well enough to get a lot of glue. They really needed to stir it around a bit (and they were reluctant to put their hands in the glue to push the string or spaghetti down in). They then dumped the glue covered spaghetti or yarn onto a plastic plate, criss-crossing the pieces.
Let it all dry overnight (or longer depending on your climate). It will dry hard and firm and you’ll be able to pop it off the plate. Put a piece of yarn through one of the loops and you can hang it up.
Stir, stir, stir
Dump it on your (plastic) plate
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Science for Early Elementary You will find a video and a free printable at this post: Homeschool Science in Early Elementary (K-2)
One of the activities we did when the kids were in preschool was Living and NonLiving Activities. You’ll find our free packet here:
Be sure to check out our Life Cycles Packet! This new 50+ page Life Cycles Packet helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug.
You might also want to check out all the activities in our Animal Packet
We have a 75+ page packet all about animals! (Sorry, I haven’t updated the picture below… but I’ve added in a number of new activities… more than 25 new pages!) The Animal Unit covers various topics such as body coverings (feathers, fur, scales, skin), the different types of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates), animal characteristics, insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks, animal homes and shelters and much more!
We also have a fun Dinosaur Unit for ages 3-7:
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