Activity: Feeding the Animals
- Pictures of bears (or other animals)
- Cardboard box (shoebox size)
- Uncooked pasta (I’ve used macaroni noodles or Penne noodles)
Preparation: Cut out pictures of bears (or other animals).I got my cute bear from the back of a Teddy Graham Box. Glue one to each side of a box. Cut a hole where the animal’s mouth is located. Loosely tape one side of box so it will stay closed while your child is playing, but could open up later.
To play: Give your child a handful of dry pasta. Model poking the pasta into the animal’s mouth to feed the animal.
It totally looks like my teddy is smokin’ something but I wanted you to see how the pasta just pokes right in there.
My son is 2 years old and he loved doing this over and over and over.
Variation: I also made one of these when we were reading books about zoos. On each side of the box, I glued a different animal. We then were the zookeepers and fed each animal.
I’m linking this up at Childhood 101, we play.