Cut up yarn the color of spaghetti and put on plate. Put #’s on each plate and have kids add that many brown pompoms (meatballs) on top.
Make pattern cards out of poster board. Trace different types of pasta in a row on the board and let the children match the pasta to the tracings and continue the pattern beyond.
Use all sorts of pasta. Color it different colors. Sort by color, shape, and size.