My eldest daughter worked out how to open my container of dried spaghetti, which prompted some rather messy play on my kitchen floor
In an attempt to contain some of the mess, I put the spaghetti into the tough spot and let the girls use their imagination. My youngest was very quick to stand on the spaghetti and listen to the crunch. She enjoyed breaking it and throwing it back into the tub.
My youngest then fetched the watering can and started filling it full of spaghetti. My eldest decided to tease the dog who wanted to join in. Messy play is fun for small children and small dogs too.
It wasn't long before both girls got really into the spaghetti. My youngest loved the sound when it snapped and not content with standing on it, soon started squishing with her hands. She also started getting other items to put in with the spaghetti. She was testing the noise they made and how the moved the spaghetti around. Her favourite was the ball and bouncing it in the spaghetti.
My eldest however had other ideas and her favourite thing to do, was to make spaghetti angels.
This day I love Unplanned Messy Play