Posted in Fine Motor Activity, Pasta Crafts, Sorting Activity

Pasta Threading – Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers

Pasta Threading is a simple activity for toddlers which benefits by building fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, creativity, concentration and sense of achievement.

What you need

How to

  • Let your kids poke the straws into the playdough and thread the pasta into it.

Yes its that simple. Miss D (21 months) did good at this activity. I loved the way she was engrossed in it. She did show us some puppet play too – inserted pasta in her fingers – really got her excited. 😀 Even though Miss A(almost 3yrs) is too old for this activity, she did join us for few mins. Later took off with some pasta and playdough to cook in her play kitchen. She also enjoyed making pasta prints on the playdough.

We used Rigatoni pasta because its big and there’s less room for error. You could use any kind of tubular pasta for this activity. The main aim of this activity is for kids to feel a sense of achievement. You could also use colored pasta & matching straws – let your LOs thread the matching pastas to the straws – they learn color recognition and sorting. 👍

Click here to learn how to color pasta for kids play activities.



Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. 😀 Thanks for stopping by!!

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