Pasta Making and Shapes
What you get
Roll and stamp your way to early math exploration — with the help of kid-friendly kitchen play! Turn the handle on the working pasta machine to roll out sheets of playdough. Then practice shape identification by stamping out shapes with the cutters. For an extra delicious challenge, use the shape pattern cards to make more pasta shapes and turn them into pictures, or learn how to make circle, triangle, and square ravioli. The pasta-bilities are endless when it comes to math learning in the kitchen!
• Includes a play pasta machine, 3 shape cutters (with kid-friendly handles), a cutting wheel, 2 colors of playdough, and 3 shape pattern cards.
• Play promotes language skills, social skills, early geometry skills, as well as honing hand-eye coordination (through stamping, cutting, and turning).
• Includes a grownup guide with a real snack recipe that explores shape identification.
• Part of the Early Math + Pretend Play collection, along with Baking and Fractions and Grilling and Sequencing
• Pasta machine dimensions: 8.3 x 8.1 x 7.8 inches (21 x 21 x 19.8 cm)
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Our original design for the pasta machine had the handle on the front. But after we noticed that kids really liked watching the playdough come out of the rollers, we moved the handle to the side so they could turn it and watch the dough at the same time! ”
By the numbers
Pasta machine prototypes: 4
Playdough recipes tested: 7
Times we rolled playdough through the machine (just for fun): countless!