Wednesday, October 25, 2017

World Pasta Day October 25 (UPDATED)

World Pasta Day 
October 25 

Talk: Celebrate World Pasta Day! Show different examples of pasta noodles and talk about explore the shapes, sizes, and sensory feel of them? Do some have texture- are they smooth, rough, or have lines?
Fun Fact: The Italian word pasta means actually dough in English. In Italy all kinds and shapes of pasta are staples, no matter if it's tortellini, lasagna, fusilli, macaroni or spaghetti. Usually pasta is made of potatoes, corn, rice or semolina and water. Most likely it was the Chinese who invented noodles: a 4,000 years old crock, which was found during a dig, obviously contained a kind of spaghetti. Some believe it was the famous trader Marco Polo who brought pasta from China to Europe in the 13th century. This text has been taken from

READ: Books 

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All By Marilyn Burns
Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni By Marilyn Sadler 
On Top Of Spaghetti By Paul Brett Johnson
Let's Cook With Noodles By Nancy Tuminelly

The Great Pasta Escape By Miranda Paul
ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet By Juana Medina
Strega Nona By Tomie DePaola

Nonfiction Family Book-cooking together

Noodle Kids: Around the World in 50 Fun, Healthy, Creative Recipes the Whole Family Can Cook Together by Jonathon Sawyer
 Noodlemania: 50 Playful Pasta Recipes By Melissa Barlow (Grades 1-4) or family

 Songs/ Rhymes

On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese.
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.
It rolled off the table, it rolled on the floor,
And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door.
It rolled in the garden and under a bush,
And then my poor meatball was nothing but mush.
The mush was as tasty as tasty could be,
And early next summer it grew to a tree.
The tree was all covered with beautiful moss.
It grew great big meatballs and tomato sauce.
So if you eat spaghetti all covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball and don't ever sneeze. 
A-A-A-CHOO !! Credit-

 Spaghetti Poem By Shel Silverstein


Make your own colored Pasta 

 Alphabet Pasta Match Printable 

Playdough Pasta Matching Game

Pasta Structures- Engineering for kids 

Pasta Necklace (Threading fine motor skills) 

Pasta Coloring Sheet 

Make Pasta Mandelas (picture below credit- pinterest)

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