Pleasing pasta

The aim of this session is to help children become more familiar with the wide range of different pasta shapes and pasta dishes available. The main activity, Have a go, involves children creating a cold pasta salad by preparing and mixing the ingredients together.

Learning

The aim of this session is for children to:

  • recall that there are many types of pasta and pasta can be used to make different dishes;
  • explain that we need to eat a food like pasta (starchy food) with each meal, e.g. potatoes, bread and rice;
  • perform simple food skills with a focus on – cutting with scissors, measuring ingredients by spooning and mixing ingredients.

You will need

  • Pleasing pasta recipe and the ingredients and equipment listed on the recipe
  • Setting up a cooking session guide
  • Pasta meal cards
  • Get ready to cook cards
  • Pleasing pasta take home letter
  • Different types of uncooked pasta, e.g. green, wholemeal, spaghetti, fusilli (twists), macaroni (narrow tubes), penne (wide tubes), conchiglie (shells), farfalle (bows), lasagne sheets.

Guide and resources

3 - 5 YR
Pleasing pasta session plan

The guide for the Pleasing pasta guide.

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multi-yr
Setting up a cooking session

A guide to support setting up a cooking session.

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3 - 5 YR
Pasta meal cards

A set of cards showing different pasta meals.

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3 - 5 YR
Get ready to cook cards

A set of cards about getting ready to cook.

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3 - 5 YR
Pleasing pasta take home letter

A letter for parents/carers about the Pleasing pasta session.

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