Pasta Magnifying Glass Matching Cards

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Attention all pasta Lovers! Do you think your child knows the Names of all the pasta types, or perhaps they have their own unique names for them? Here’s a Fun game to test their pasta knowledge – the Pasta Magnifying Glass Matching Cards!

This printable set features 10 popular types of pasta, making it a perfect addition to your Activity Bag for your next trip to Italy or a food-themed unit. Kids will enjoy matching the pasta shapes with the corresponding cards.

Best of all, it’s free for you to enjoy!

Pasta magnifying glass matching Cards

Magnifying Glass printable is a fantastic way to hone visual discrimination skills, offering a refreshing twist beyond traditional picture-to-picture matching.

Check out these Magnifying Glass Matching Printables as well

The Free printable Matching cards pack has

– 12 cards showcasing large Pastas
– 12 cards showcasing small Pastas
– One Activity Label

Pasta magnifying glass matching Cards

Pasta Names and shapes for kids

In the printable, I’ve chosen the 10 most popular and easily distinguishable pastas for kids. It helps children learn both the shapes and names of these varieties. Here’s a list of the pasta included:

  • Penne
  • Spaghetti
  • Farfalle (Bowtie)
  • Fusili
  • Ravioli
  • Gomiti Rigati
  • Ruote (Wagon wheel)
  • Conchiglle (Sea Shells)
  • Gnocci
  • Lasnga

How to use the Pasta Magnifying Glass Matching Game:

1. Print the cards on sturdy cardstock and carefully cut them out.
2. Lay the cards flat on a surface along with a magnifying glass.
3. Encourage children to use the magnifying glass to closely inspect the Pastas on the small cards and uncover matching pairs.
4. For younger players, start with a smaller set of cards, such as 6 or 8.

Pasta matching Cards

Remember to opt for high-quality printing when preparing the cards, as the smaller pasta designs may blur, making it challenging for kids to discern them under the magnifying glass.

Interested in adapting this activity for toddlers? Simply print the larger cards twice, allowing them to match the pictures easily.

Pasta magnifying glass matching Cards

More Italy-themed Printable Activities

All these are great for Italy unit studies and come with a Free printable!

Picture Books for Kids with Pasta

Strega Nona

This folk tale unfolds the story of a witch who cooks her recipes in a magical pasta bowl and what happens when it falls into the hands of an eager helper. Accompanied by a CD, children will delight in singing along to the repetitive and charming song with this timeless tale.

Strega Nona: Book and CD (A Strega Nona Book)
  • dePaola, Tomie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 40 Pages - 10/04/2011 (Publication Date) - Little Simon (Publisher)

Check out the Read aloud of Strega Nona

More Books about Pasta

Little Book of Pasta Board Book for Babies and Toddlers about Shapes Read with Phonics and Rhymes Baby Book 0-12 Months Toddler Book Ages 1-4 The Great Pasta Escape Teddy Spaghetti ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles

Pasta Toys for Kids

These toys are great for all kids who love pasta or any Kitchen Pretend Day activities

  • Melissa & Doug Wooden Pasta Play Food Set
  • Play-Doh Kitchen Creations – Noodle Party Playset

Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta Play Food Set - Wooden Play Food Sets For Kids Kitchen, Pretend Play Kitchen Toys For Kids Ages 3+,Yellow Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Noodle Party Playset for Kids 3 Years and Up with 5 Non-Toxic Colors

  • HABA Spaghetti Bolognese Polyester Pasta and Meatballs
  • Learning Resources 20 Pieces Pasta Set – Pretend Play Food for Toddlers

HABA Biofino Spaghetti Bolognese Polyester Pasta and Meatballs - for Pretend Role Play Dinner Fun Learning Resources New Sprouts Pasta Time - 20 Pieces, Ages 2+ Pretend Play Food for Toddlers, Preschool Learning Toys, Kitchen Play Toys for Kids

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