Another brilliant idea from The Imagination Tree; a great messy, sensory, exploratory play activity, and really cheap and easy to set up. Boil a load of spaghetti, when its cooked, let it cool and add some food colouring; black gives you a muddy look, I mixed green, red and blue to get this yucky brown colour. Then put in a large container and add any bug like toys you have (we had a little insect explorer collection from the 99p shop and some plastic snakes), I also added some leaves and stones. And you have yourself an instant disgusting slimey mess for your little one to explore!
Simple sensory fun! For more ideas you might like these: