If you have not noticed I enjoy sensory bins. Little man also likes them. He likes to dump them, shake them, fill them, and dump them again (dumping is his favorite). This one was so easy!! It was the first time we used pasta and he really liked it. The dog also liked it (he ate the dry pasta). I just threw in a few "Valentine" items and there you have it. We talked about the textures he was feeling, the colors he was seeing, and we also dumped and filled many times.
This is how it ended up. I will be finding dry pasta on my kitchen floor for months. : )