Bland, soft and easy to chew, noodles are considered a mechanical soft food and are often an early favorite. Udon noodles have a slightly different shape, texture and flavor than spaghetti, but you can play with them in the same ways!
For a sensory activity you could play in a bin of cooled, cooked noodles. You could hide plastic toys and have your child find them or just dig your hands in and have your child find your hands. If your child is really uncomfortable touching the noodles, you could let them use a wooden spoon or utensil to play or dig to find a toy.
You could pretend to cook a pot of soup or bake a cake of noodles. You could build roads, railroad tracks or runways and pretend other chunks of food are cars, trains and planes.
And, here is the link to my Fettucini Frog post, which has even more fun ideas for noodle play!
However you choose to play today, have fun and happy food play!